Transcript- Vesuvius laid its cloak upon Pompeii and eighteen hundred years later, when men of the enlightenment cleared the mountains … More
the gas giants –
by n j w
the gas giants speak loud in the night
while quiet more solid bodies
go unheard in the heavens
those rocky worlds pace alone
their elsewhere eyes as far
as can be from telescope
A new beauty emerges in the husks of wild flowers at the end of summer.
It takes eight minutes
for light after leaving the sun,
to reach earth.
four hundred and eighty
seconds, give or take a few.
‘It turned out the future had a hard time understanding, and didn’t have much to do with me anymore. The future was a hard fought lesson – that all you can do and know it was worth the effort, is make someone else’s loneliness a little less obvious.’
The rain has moved on for now. The gulls gather to sip from pools on the flat felt roof. Other showers tread … More