Plate No. 5.
nimbusAppearances are but imperfectly seen.
Nimbostratus revels in incessant rain.
The cumulonimbus contains energy
equivalent to ten Hiroshima-sized bombs.
or rain-cloud on the horizon
showersAt a greater altitude, a thin light veil.
Lower, clouds unite in a uniform sheet.
The rain then commences, arriving from windward.
at moderate distance.
Two clouds, as yet in sunshine, show forwardness
expansionThe cloud's complex evolving structure makes it
feel almost like a living organism.
, progress toward the same state.
The Cloud spreads beyond the edges of the page
a topography of our
fearsReadily available recovery
makes disaster imaginable constantly.
Backups stored in the cloud wait as if asleep
for a catastrophe that may never come.
desiresWhen did computing come to feel personal?
When we stopped counting cost of computation?
Like a muzzled creature, The Cloud strains to be
more than it is, its sights on larger quarry.