Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted December 4, 2017


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Not a Shooting Star

by michaelcahill


 
fissures form
across the black sky
between worlds
distant and hot
 

but they heal quickly
 

wishes seem wasted
on the caprice
 

finally
it is all consumed
in hot gold
 

a bellowing bounty
of fire puffing
 

huffing mocking smoke
billows
roaming in freedom
on hoof
and wing
 

Monet found the clarity
ridiculous
 

Van Gogh heard the wind
but paid it no mind
waiting for the night to return
 

I am but a poet
 

assigning letters order
is tasking
and asking sense from me
is amusing
 

the lighthouse
was built for Galleons
and I'm a canoe
 

still
 

I row
 

The steads of Helios have escaped
and traverse the sky


Icarus laughs for his good fortune


the race is on
but there is no finish
no loser
victory
waits for dawn
and the next dawn
 

a meteor once
was part of something


its demise is
spectacular


       if noticed



 


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