brick upon brick, layer after layer
Greek meander boarders break
static patterns with folded twists
and geometric turns that open space
uniquely catching ambient rays
as robust sunbursts push
piebald light through circular arches.
Raising three fingers, I separate
Irregular beams each shaft striking
opaque quartz walls and pulling
amber streaks across surfaces
like violin rosin; crowing roosters
mistake flashing beacons for yawning
Aurora’s outstretched arms, awakening
my senses, leaving eyes opened wide.