In Broad Daylight
In the light, in the fat-tipped fingers
of light flung on earth. Easily seen
by the naked eye, readily identified.
Acts on display, splayed under the sun.
In public, available equally to passers by
and nearly-imperceptible lifters of drapes.
Wide light, amoral, indiscriminate.
A climate best suited to pleasantries
or exhibitionists. Well-lit, unflinching,
the conditions that promote noticing,
awareness. A sequence of events
rendered undeniable, plain as day,
true. An occurrence to be viewed,
witnessed. The authority of surface.