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

it is all consumed
in hot gold

a bellowing bounty
of fire puffing

huffing mocking smoke
roaming in freedom
on hoof
and wing

Monet found the clarity

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


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
waits for dawn
and the next dawn

a meteor once
was part of something

its demise is

       if noticed


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