Consider for a moment communications, the deviation
of fading channels as waves south in propagation.
Consider the shift in phases and delay of the source to retriever,
as interference amplifies the wireless signals.
Consider the stop at a traffic light where broadcasts stutter––
A new text message landing on your lap after crossing ether.
Consider how you regain the network and lose the static
when you jolt just a fraction of a metre,
Consider clouds, pouches which fade as fast as they were formed
or condensation which is only a temporary pelf of the morning.
Consider elasticity and blackout snaps from youth up to the pause of here.
A woman at the mirror tracing her carelessness and care.
Like the sun, hyperboreal at the beginning, she sinks for recollection.
to brim anew into vibrato cusp (when she stops considering)
Those lapses when transmission cuts and nothing sounds in midlife ruts—
Amber where we stop to split— at midpoint, one end fully earthed,
the other end catapulting off the edge, to someone beyond the green.