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Andromeda

Andromeda Growing up, my girl next door was called Andy.I just assumed gravity would bring us together—like two galaxies slowly merging over a lifetime. It might still happen though we’re no longer neighbors—not that that matters in this age of … Continue reading

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For my Muse

Here’s today’s prompt from Robert Lee Brewer: For this Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a change poem and/or… Write a don’t change poem. For my Muse She changes every nightbut I barely noticeuntil two weeks passand she’s brighterthan a nightingale song. But … Continue reading

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Understanding is a Three-Edged Sword

“There are eight sides to every argument,”she said while sliding through a four-way stop.But I’m a programmer, paid to think in ones and zeroes,ons and offs, trues and false, though I see her pointas the car stops spinning and she … Continue reading

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The End of Everything

Last night I attended another Science Tonight put on by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. This is the first one I’ve attended since the pandemic so it was virtual, of course. The talk was given by … Continue reading

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Prescription

Prescription Let’s rip the foil off this new yearlike an unopened bottle of pills—stumbling for the too small tabalong the sticky edgesuntil I just jam my fat thumbthrough it in frustration. Pluck the cotton— bright as the full moonand throw … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Sonnet

Winter Solstice Sonnet I’ve lived where the solstice airfreezes onto my mustache.Where daylight is a vague glowbehind clouds of dirty slush. I’ve felt that deep ancestral fearthat the sun has given upand we’ll all shiver solid,defeated by the menacing dark. … Continue reading

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The Great Conjunction Haiku

Summer trianglepoints to the great conjunctionat winter’s solstice

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November 18 Haiku

New moon smiles in the westHer majesty escorted by two giantsAll around the world poets swoon   At twilight tonight and tomorrow, check out the western sky and you’ll see the crescent moon with two bright stars, which are the … Continue reading

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Limitless

Limitless 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 … Continue reading

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Ode to Selene

Ode to Selene She walks in beauty, through the night, ‘cross cloudless skies, eclipsing stars. Shadows cast by her tranquil light guide drunken men to topless bars. She lifts the tides, caresses waves that sculpt the shores of eager earth … Continue reading

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