What has happened here will do
To bite the living world in two,
Half for me and half for you.
Here at least I fix a line
Severing the world’s design
Too small to hold both yours and mine.
There’s enormity in a hair
Enough to lead men not to share
Narrow confines of a sphere
But put an ocean or a fence
Between two opposite intents.
A hair would span the difference.
Adrienne Rich. Selected Poems. London: The Hogarth Press, 1967.