Thursday, May 14, 2009

Only as Strong as the Signal

You check the news
From the outer world
Signals travel through fog
Finding the end of an aerial
At the top of the Corning
Not exactly a one in a million shot
But still impressive from over the horizon
Low clouds draw halos around aircraft warning beacons
Red at six seconds

The television stations
All went off the air 40 minutes ago
A tinny national anthem soundtrack
To film of Mount Rushmore
Fighters drawing contrails
And the American flag in front of fireworks
12 seconds of test pattern
And then nothing until
The white noise of static
The day ends
Only as strong as the signal

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