4.5

by Kelvin Smith

Up, up and away, then, after feeling gingerly, stepping over, keeping a horizon in view. Heads-up displays needed.  The orientation and angle that affect what hits the back of the eye are not bias but reflected humanity, concern and independence; at worst another’s echo.

Defensive lines drawn in the sand, spiriting volunteers: you, you and you.  Pens look mightier than Bowie knives.

Pushing an envelope.  Forcing communication.  Keeping lines open.  Synchronizing watches.  Counting what sits on the point of a needle.