Erica Lewis Poems
|5.||This I Dream||2/3/2015|
|8.||A Very Effective Alarm Clock||12/25/2016|
|9.||A Poet's Heart||2/3/2015|
|10.||One Thousand Glass Bottles||2/3/2015|
|12.||Steadfast Is Hope||2/3/2015|
|13.||Kings And Queens||2/3/2015|
The intergalactic tour guide announces,
'Ladies and gentlemen, we have now attained
99.99% the speed of light.'
Eighty years later:
'If you look to your left,
we are now passing Alpha Centauri.
We would like to remind passengers
once again, please be careful not to
think yourselves out of existence.'
Generations of astronauts
will collect the energy of entire stars
and leave black holes in their wake.
Earth, by now, has folded in upon itself
from grief, excused itself for its failure
to hold you, the lover it sacrificed itself ...