• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 06


the road ahead is measured out
straight as an arrow
there is no other route
never a possibility of diversion
just the same direction
no blot on an invisible landscape
though it would be possible to turn
the image upside down and go
another way or turn it sideways
and travel left to right
or right to left a deft chance
to turn as a real blast
instead of being straight laced
four whole pathways
without a break in the weather
because there is never any weather
at night
             nothing to see in the morning
only the road ahead
marked out in deliberate lines
alongside those that still travel and fade