Scott Alten

Rookie (03/07/68 / New Jersey)

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The Heaven Of Atheists (An Echo Of James Dickey’s “the Heaven Of Animals”)

Here they are. The cynical eyes open.
If they have lived in a city
It is a city.
If they have lived in the suburbs
It is lawns manicured
Beneath their shoes, endlessly.

Believing not in souls, they have come,
Regardless, beneath their knowing.
Their scrutiny wholly blossoms.
And they awaken.
The cynical eyes open.

To teach them, the terrain manifests,
Outshining, amazingly
Outshining what is expected:
The richest reincarnation,
The deepest abyss.

For some of them
It could not be the place
It is, without thought.
They ...

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