But forget for now the galaxies,
the trillion trillion stars strewn
across space toward infinity—

forget even the orbiting planets
with or without oceans and whales,
volcanoes, dinosaurs, and sequoia—

forget for now all that, and think
only of the astonishing power
the Almighty exercised to restrain

his boundless bounding power
for the sake of making something
as delicate as that donkey orchid.