Cones dominate the center of each pupil, distinguishing color
and clarity when the world is close up. Rods, huddle in the
periphery, to illuminate the darkness. Averted Vision is that term
astronomers offer to explain how we can view an eclipse by
simply not looking straight ahead, but rather by using our rods
while tilting our heads away from the celestial show.
Alan D. Harris writes poetry and short stories based upon the life-stories of friends, family, and total strangers. His writing has turned up on four continents in as many languages.