– 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
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.