Above the fire pit's halo, the new night is neither circle
nor prayer, but the lining of a hat
millimeters from the skull, the darkness
separating from light.
The book of unforeseen illumination
gives up its grinning shine,
for this is the black of a wound gone to heaven,
a flag for the unconscious country
lost in its weather of disclosure.
The simple spill of shadows
puddles now, dizzy with the new nothingness
people step over like a hole.
In the nanolight's dead bounce
a last few photons wave and hop,
release into flight
like quarrelsome crows.