Sinclair Azubuike

Rookie (1986 / London)

Flickering stars Poem by Sinclair Azubuike


Tonight the stars flickered & flickered

like a light switch

was unsteadily being turned on & off



Flickering stars

vanished from sight

as quickly as they first appeared

in time with the click of fingers

a perfect sequence



Surely these flickering stars

can't be a mere cosmic accident

or a illusionary vision

for those very stars

hold so much more significance

than being just dots of light

to be seen across the entire planet.

Submitted: Thursday, January 03, 2013
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