– Instead of continents
bejewel the depths a heaven below
star-studding earth’s face, gridlike,
pinpoints in pitch-clarity spelling signs
laid bare in shadows and patterns of manmade light
by dark more seductive
more mysterious and yet more
transparent;
these words and shapes
exposed and undressed
unveiled in patterns incapable of deception and trickery
as steel-and-concrete sirens shrink from twilight,
illuminate instead in geometry
in acute angles and concentric formations
the secrets hidden by daylight behind screens of sunshine
these symptoms of blindness.

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