Pimone Triplett
Spieden Island, San Juan’s Boat Tour, Washington

Among the many mannered spy toys
rendered to make
the viewer less visible

to the viewed—e.g., binocs, mics, mini-
cams, my high-strung home
security system bleeping

in tongues when I drive away—​
the ones I love most
are those pricey round owl-eyed

Jackie O. found for her famous
face, a low-tech way

to watch the watchers back
Behind the look of almost eye-

patches awarded the post-op burn victim,
bivouacked by her life
and times and more than,

something there was that widowed a people.
See now how our tour guide nudges
up her nose bridge the neon-green</