this evasion is rendered invisible
under the surface
of the seamless images of the earth

google earth sustains this seamless image
an image of reassurance
as we try to control
hold still
and define
the moving world


the skin of the earth
all flowing
the complexity exposed

seamless : This word can speak to the reduction of complexity, rendering difference / mess / uncertainty invisible, yet it can also speak to a celebration of complexity, the removal of artificial lines and the exposure of difference / mess / uncertainty. In this way, this word finds a way to both include and exclude, celebrate and reduce, open up and close out - like all language, it is uncertain, unfixed and in motion.