Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10 -- Joe Amaral

On the slippery ledge
of everything that was
I totter inside the derailed
boxcar of inanimate life
calved, watching waves lap
sea glass to the shattered shore,
a pertussis of jade shard, sand-
spit and glacial teardrop
condensed into the whirlpool abyss
of otherworldy blue as blues music
croons a climatic countdown
of stars into reflected sapphire
False light of our global dreams
melts into the dwindling, fragile
glow of environmental catastrophe-
what once was an everlasting gleam

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