To Joan: (in memory of absent friends)
by Karen Collins, 5/18/05

Let me count the ways that she
Universally shines: as friend, and
Colleague, and co-author and sure
Illuminator of colorful
Arts. Her love of beauty is

Key. Snow-capped mountain
Ridges are her favorite scene,
Over plains below. From planes and
Moons conjoined, she moves to
Propose: what if we live not
Around the Earth at all, but a
Regular, even grid on the