Glaucoma


Larvae undulate along the edges

of the images photochemical ephemeral


swept across the surface

then dragged down into deeper glimmerings


Dun-colored leaves sunlit

at the bottom of a pond


A photo in Life magazine

A boy my age 11 summer 1970


David Finitz swept across the surface

of the rapids


on his makeshift raft Dragged

over Niagara Falls


Among the helpless gathered horrified

a photographer lets everybody see


how seeing drags us to the sightless

bottom of the falls


Blind Willie Johnson presses

fingers to the strings of his guitar


and hums dark night cold ground

a lullaby to mortal fear


David Finitz finite finished glimmers

in the very speaking of his name

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