diamonds within

July 6, 2017

i gaze into
encrusted skies

above
half moon
pond.

diamonds
within
the water

is what i see.

how could i know
beyond?

this sky feels
like home

the air
like life
long ago.

armageddon oops

July 6, 2017

What if it all explodes,
the universe inside
pushed through
its fragile shell

overwhelming
all that exists
above the big hole.

What if bricks fly
as leaves in a firestorm,

cellos burn like straw,
fingers napalm
lips paper.

Will you hail the second coming?

Buddy knows first

July 5, 2017

He leaps
from the couch
and growls at the sky.

Then looks back at me
to say goodbye.

Soon come the winds
straight from hell
all we can do
is bark and yell.

The Earth is an ember
our spirits release,

another failed planet
another failed peace.

Keep the masses
occupied –

celebrity
focused.

Feed them
must see
must hear
must play
must have
content.

Imply jobs
are supposed
to suck.

Escape!
Consume!

Normalize
EXCESS,
call it
life’s GOAL.

Believe it
uncool
unpatriotic
to think
otherwise.

 

Winter Stars

By Sara Teasdale

I went out at night alone;
 The young blood flowing beyond the sea
Seemed to have drenched my spirit’s wings—
 I bore my sorrow heavily.
But when I lifted up my head
 From shadows shaken on the snow,
I saw Orion in the east
 Burn steadily as long ago.
From windows in my father’s house,
 Dreaming my dreams on winter nights,
I watched Orion as a girl
 Above another city’s lights.
Years go, dreams go, and youth goes too,
 The world’s heart breaks beneath its wars,
All things are changed, save in the east
 The faithful beauty of the stars.

Source: Flame and Shadow (1920)
Illustration by Winifred Bromhall (1925)