Crater Dweller

 

Tonight he stares at Earth

He sees women and men talking

Kings on steeds returning home

Wild brown bears crouched in corners

Mythological creatures turning to stone

Tonight he mills empathy from boredom

as silver spokes flash in headlight beams

Tonight he builds dream bridges, unburned

from there to here, touching Earth

He’ll char his shirt in the fire tonight

He’ll toast his mittens on furnace levers

to burn old heart’s desires into carbon dust

He’ll inch back, deeper into craters

always staring earthward with peepers aglow

until the dark side overtakes his heavenly view

 

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5 thoughts on “Crater Dweller

  1. Tonight…..

    “…as silver spokes flash in headlight beams…”

    Fantastic. Permission to use on Ten of The Best? Let me know ASAP. This is wonderful stuff. Absolutely.

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  2. Pingback: March 2013 – Ghosts, Heroes, Lovers and Monsters | "Ten of the Best" - short poetry

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