n o a r c h
     Please, he prayed, now  -
     A gray disk, the color of Chiba sky.
     Now  -
     Disk beginning to rotate, faster, becomming a sphere
of paler gray. Expanding -
     And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami
trick, the unfolding of his distanceless home, his coun-
try, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity.
Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of
the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning
beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of Amer-
ica, and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms
of military systems, forever beyond his reach.
     And somewhere he was laughing, in a white-painted
loft, distant fingers caressing the deck, tears of release
streaking his face.