To Eiko

in a valley between
tall buildings  rivers
of light meet

cross and intersect
divide and conquer
the grids of

streets and backstreets
in the valleys
between the

valleys and
the buildings bet
ween the buildings

and the crossings bet
ween the crossings
and the mis

understandings between
the under

they too see
the light
in the same place  but

never in
the same way
between words  bet

ween thoughts
gestures mea
ningful and ges

tures meaningless
they see them in
the crossings

and the backstreets
but the eye always
finds the way

back to the lines between
the lines and the places
between places