Ruth Walters

(London, U.K.)

Half a pin point


The power of the planet
astounds me
from Niagara's cascade
to me,
half a pinpoint,
watching,
as water falls
insignificantly
small..

In my minds eye
I see Pink Flamingos,
picking their way
in salt lakes,
searching out
the blue-green algae.

Bubbles of fish breath
rise in my imaginary pool
deep in the tropics.
The colours of the planet
are beautiful and
soothe me.

Humbled, I am dazzled
by it all.
Golden sunlight floods
the land, drifting
through tall trees,
past odd shaped clouds
to earth's surface.

Above the universe
is sailing by
magnificently-
while, left over from
primeval swamps,
man bickers over
who owns what,
and tries to find odd socks.

Submitted: Thursday, September 20, 2012
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  • Danny Draper (9/20/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    The spicks and specks of the immense and less, and the mundane bickering naked apes. Most of whom will never know from beneath clouds of inanity where their oozing live slowly dissipate. (Report) Reply

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