Thumper

Does a beetle Feel pain When it walks on The carpet And is set upon By any blunt object I can find? When its legs are Paralyzed Does it know That it’s its time? As it writhes, Does it writhe? Does it know that’s What it’s doing? When it slows After it sustains Another blowContinue reading “Thumper”

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A Point of Defiance

As an island rising Above the horizon In an ocean of Mist and fog Mountain’s base is Radiating with Higher peaks still Obscured Like a point defying And shying away Into the abyssal blue Into the choked sky At the edge of A valley An inland empire In a great canyon Hearing the void SunContinue reading “A Point of Defiance”

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Little Cell

Little Cell Somewhere steam sputters stressfully Deep in the catacombs of a coal pyre Shoveled into an engine to serve as fuel Somewhere in the distance a boiling fire Pipes venting pressure all around A network of rattling incomprehensible Obscured by smoke from tower flues Oppressively shadowed desaturating through Ducts of a giant massive itContinue reading “Little Cell”

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