[insert title]

by Simon Kearns

Get the captain from the hold

and bring him to the deck.

Let him see.

Car-crash television,

reality shows about reality,

about presidents and static skies.

about what was once soul,

and was enough.


Strip the captain,

and take him to the nest.

Let him see better.

Further from this ship of wise men,

who discuss the nature of

reality shows about reality,

about precedents and prime cause,

about what was once whole,

and was enough.


Land is gone, sea is gone,

The void is gone

into itself.