30 May 2007 | Vol. 7, No. 1

Act Six

Success is never final.
– fortune cookie

On days you simply want

for something to go right

or well, there's no view arresting

enough to shake you

by the shoulders or hold

your hands until you wake.

The town goes on meanwhile,

its hundred thousand

languages opening like

flowers on another continent.

Only the sky's unbroken,