The sunshine took a trip over seas.
In a wooden box, on a wooden vessel.
No true contact until the
next glass vessel left port in return
with a glass box encasing a glass sheathe;
preserving fingerprints of the sun.
The sunshine arrived at its destination,
in mint condition and brought much
needed light to the land and industry.
But while the sunshine set up shop in the
new world, the old world attempted to
nibble at the ripened corn.
The corn still grew, but had a loss in flavor.
The corn eaters anticipate the return of the sunshine.
In the meantime the corn eaters have become
bean eaters, for beans suffice with
-Dedicated to Alicia Dorr; we miss you-