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Firewheel is the name of my upcoming book.
As a special treat, here's a poem from it, written especially for After Y2K.

end of time

one silver string
spun out from a golden spool
cut off by the weaver
at the precise length allotted

one second on the clock
we're racing toward a precipice
one leap! and we're suspended
for one brief moment in time

one ever-more precise measurement
one infinity of quanta between tick and tock
one could devote oneself to minutiae
but at some point it all clicks over

one star in the sky
one night with cold ears and noses outside
if this is the end if time, and angels come reaping
i've never wasted a moment spent with you

copyright 31 December 1999, chromatic

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