Boundary & Passage

What is more essential,
The object or its charged air
Of recognition?

Mind: locus of being
Where pieces are assembled and register
In the library of patterns
Lamplight of Umwelt

Nerve: sheathfine strand
Pulses and current presses
Against a taught fibre’s
Resistance

Retina: concave screen
Upon which the rays alight,
All in all and all
In every part

Lens: gossamer membrane
The pellucid boundary where
Notion and object
Convene

Mountain: lumpen wave
Of gneiss reticent wood waterrun
Glisten and face
Fall away

Sight and vision possess
Altogether different sources
Of illumination.