In the part that is silvered you see the full reflected
Pattern, distorted by incoherent acceleration.
Closely observe the
Wooden dock that runs away from you towards
A little gadget, peculiar in shape. A window
Of dark grey intensifies the yellow of the aluminum
But the first surface mirror may be strange.
Infrared-sensitive library cards glisten
With luminescent chemicals —
Their outside brilliance will smother the weaker
Crystals projecting a tiny dot of light 100 feet away.
One image is tinted pink, the other green, both
Animating opalescent fins, swimming in the ether.
Poem #68, written 7.4.2014