on anniversaries of light
but lacking depth
in the sum of its parts.
for those with their backs to the Sun
or those looking over their shoulder
to see where they’ve been.
which speaks for itself
in the language of the actors,
especially the victors.
I could tell you of a time when She brought avocadoes to the sea
but you would only see its shadow in your mirror and be silent
in the presence of an uncommon history.