I know the science

Some billions of years ago
the universe erupted into being
and some billions of years from now
the Sun will explode in a minor nova
and many trillions of years later
all the stars will go dark

But lying on this blanket
in some unsuspecting farmer’s field
watching Perseid meteors
flare across the August sky
it all seems so

When I hold your hand

(For today’s Living Poetry Prompt.)


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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15 Responses to Limitless

  1. Katy Claire says:

    This is so beautiful ✨

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    Awww very romantic

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  3. Kritika says:

    I wish I could watch the meteor shower. This is bliss. The imagery of the words is so lovely. 😍😍😍

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  4. Garima says:

    very nice poem sir ❀ ……I’m also a writer but being a student I’m not very famous.πŸ˜…

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  5. Nawazish says:

    This is so beautiful!!

    Liked by 1 person

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