2 June 2002 | Vol. 2, No. 2
Papers exchanged hands in the garden
at dawn, this much is known. The brotherhood
had gathered in the atrium a few days earlier.
Conversations suggested denial, betrayals
hinted at. By agreement, the Conseil d'Etat
sanctioned minimal restraint, allowed
for the provisional postings abroad.
Let river bridges of the Great Cities
resonate to the prophet's bannered speech.
Let the riggers erect puzzles about the blank-
faced buildings. Let the caterers leap
and hoteliers rejoice in multiple bookings.
Blind-folded is the night while migratory
birds execute their flight-plans at dusk from
mudflats over industrial wetlands.
Broad-winged sea birds under cloud lift
out of sight and recognition as that cloud