Erica Lewis


Erica Lewis Poems

1. Earth 2/3/2015
2. Music 2/3/2015
3. Message Received 2/3/2015
4. Longing 2/3/2015
5. This I Dream 2/3/2015
6. The Reaping 2/3/2015
7. Camera Obscura 6/8/2015
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
11. Writer's Block 2/3/2015
12. Steadfast Is Hope 2/3/2015
13. Kings And Queens 2/3/2015
14. The Bringer 2/3/2015
15. Desertion 12/23/2015
Best Poem of Erica Lewis

Desertion

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 ...

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