Pacing out Sahara

Golden dunes, their slopes steep
     and hot and bare and sandy.
From despair they make me weep
     groping for a hold firm and handy.
One step forward, then stop!
     and feel the slow slide back.
How many steps to reach the top
     or to roll down, a useless wreck?!
Stan Sýkora, Arese, July 1995
Part of the Perpetuum Mobile physics rhymes:
Illustrates that no single experimental measurement can ever be simple or perfect.
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