• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 06

Looking outward

Bowed in distraction, perched atop pole,
above buildings drenched in the peach
haze of sundown, you stand in silhouette.

Could you be texting a friend? "Hey,
Dude, I'm literally on top of the world!"
The screen's mesmeric glow has captured

your gaze, but there's still time―
sunset's moment has not yet passed...
When we're willing to remove technology's

hold, to see that looking outward, upward,
and around us maximizes our perspective,
we become open to the natural glow

of discovery, to the pink-sweep of sunrise,
the luminescence of stars, the multi-colored
arc of a rainbow, and to the captivating haze
of a cityscape at sundown.