Dilation

misty tendrils swirl into the peripheral
a steady haze captivates
the smeared chalk masterpieces
and radioactive squares of fluorescent
that spun-around-blind-folded disorientation
con-
fusion.

snow radiates white light
maliciously into doughnut-sized pupils.
sunglass’s security in the car
ten hundred miles away.

life won’t be clear
for a few hours.