In/sight

Wavelengths and nerves and photoreceptors
Reds, blues and greens
Infrared, ultraviolet

Rods and cones
Colourblind
Night vision and eye shine

Science has solved the riddles of sight
But what of beauty?

On that it is silent.

 

 

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Encounter

We lock eyes across the barbwire fence
Surprised at our unexpected meeting
Me on the road
You in the hay field.

I count the steps between us
We are seconds apart.

But you measure distance differently
      by guns and snares
      poison bait and pelts.

You turn and lope away.

The gap
Insurmountable.


Red fox   Vulpes vulpes