I was walking through the shopping center,
on my way to the grocery, looking for pictures
on a dreary day. And I saw it - a grid for
a drop-down ceiling rushing to a point
somewhere near the back of Tinbuctu,
regulated perfection with Romex and flexible
cable hanging in wavy anticipation
for their fixtures.
Somehow, the pictures didn't come out as I'd planned;
the camera's eye saw the perspective and grid
differently than my own eye interpreted it.