Light articulates and discloses
The marks and voids that equal
The letters of an alphabet.
An empty room is freighted
With what it no longer holds:
The cancellations, the accretions.
An upset bucket. A folding chair.
How few objects make of a stage
A bridal chamber, a ruined temple?
Collapsed distance unfixes
From time: a trackless hinterland
Scuffed and buffed by high winds.
What is the function of wonder?
An apple cut half wise
Reveals a five-pointed seed-star.