Dedicado al estimado Señor Gilberto Lacayo Bermúdez,
hombre de una visión grande y panorámica--de las ciencias
y las matemáticas a la filosofía y la poesía.
" Portraying the future is a vast and aesthetic
enterprise of amassing beauties--from outer
space, from the human soul, from the reflection
of sun on water, from the stars, from clouds...".
Eyes that see eons
surf the slow-moving
swells of mountains
thick with fleets of evergreen
marking years and seasons.
In dark valleys below
a mankind of coal,
of steel and steam,
of oil and gasoline,
dreaming electric lights
as stars to the moon.
Have you passed through
Wyoming under water?
Did you see the fishes in the air?
The sharks and coelacanths and water dinosaurs
gliding through the haze like ships of the main?
Did you see the crabs and lobsters?
The anemones and hydras?
As you rowed over the asphalt
in your bathysphere did you see
E. A. Costa 23 August, 2015 Granada, Nicaragua