17 June 2009

Better Retinas

retina

juddering
on an obscene glut
of caffeine brakes
momentum; it is not
speed which kills
as much as enhanced
attention fakes
eyes from snail’s-pace
danger crawling
on better retinas

oversupply
of information washes
by whirl-pooled
imagination’s higher
tide leavings
abrades better sense
pays compliments
to sensory centres
failing, falls victim to
ineffability
© 2 April 2009, I. D. Carswell