Wednesday, October 31, 2007


there are some who say
that there is a right and a left
in (the) heaven... – Aristotle

Times when the world
is most spherical, casting
its curved shadow
on the moon, water
and light follow
rules, there's a grid
you can count on, but
now, in this alley of slant-
time when an iron hand
draws a latitude/longitude
of shattered glass, a chaos
geography turning,
in the heat, to dogma,
we're caught in an old vise,
pressed narrow, almost flat.