Watching from the shadows, the heart wears dark
Glasses, a trenchcoat, carries a camera optimized
For distance and details. Curiosity kills cats
Regularly, it seems, but hearts don’t learn. They long
To know, to be prepared, to study the pictures–
Foreground, background, shadow on top of shadow.
Photo+graphein: Greek, to draw with light. We think
That light reveals, unveils, shows us an image
We can recognized. We know that the eyes
Rely on light to differentiate what (and who)
We should walk toward or away from. The heart
More private than the eye, remains in shadows.