"Measurement Fable" by Rusty Morrison was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on January 7, 2014. A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:
The poet reveals in her notes that she was inspired by the writings of Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962) (pictured). His first name is spelled incorrectly in the opening line (lacking the final "s"). Bataille was a colorful French writer, philosopher, and socialite. Additional biographical information about him may be found here:
"Measurement" is arranged in fourteen stanzas of one to two lines each, perhaps a nod to the sonnet form, perhaps to haiku. The poem moves from one enigmatic subject to another. It is unclear if the speaker is a person or an insect.