All things considered:
Pipes, plaster
Copper wires
Steel supports
and Physics
Direction with time of day,
and power of principle.

All things recorded:
Lines laid on paper
A slide ruled two-dimensional
Miracle in blue;
Straight, slick geometry falls
According to plan.

Power, strength and
Usonian dream
Rise from fragile fibers
In great blocks of rust
and earth
Into a twentieth-century piece of prairie
Grown from hill and mind seed.

[Krista Geier]