Don’t Tell Me the Moon is Shining

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Chekov

 No need to rip the wires
from the base.  The lamp
isn’t broken.  A few dull bulbs
don’t constitute failure.

The brass is solid, shining
beneath an earned patina,
There is much to be said
for weathering.

Coal fired or nuclear, fossil
or fried, even the ending
becomes insignificant
except for the light.

 

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