John M. Marshall

Rookie - 0 Points (05/10/1946 / Wilmington, NC)

Time Machine - Poem by John M. Marshall

Time Machine

against a black sky
blacker than any coal
Jupiter & Venus
side X side
Jupiter @ 12
Venus @ 3
2 diamonds
of night's
wispy dreams
watching
the entire sky
over
lantern on the bow
lantern @ starboard
the ides of march
Venus @ 12
Jupiter @ 7
after the rain
crystalline stillness
spirits of my ancestors
cling
to the pine trees
like dew
1 becomes
3
become 3
become 10
vernal equinox
Arcturus @ 12
Saturn @ 3
utter silence
n0 alphabet
in the cirrus
the earth
@ pax
the merest shadow
of a wish
with lacey lightning
star 2 star
dancing


Copyright © 2012 John M. Marshall


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 6, 2012


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