SHOWDOWN ON MERCURY
Brokeback sacred heart busted wing
The body maps out the mind’s faltering
Planets dance with leaves overhead
While limbs down to earth spread.
From the ether helium hands dig up
Word upon word to fill my cup
Pathways of light course through my body
Stagnant energy claws
At bird’s breast
In dull aching womb
Is this the tomb ?
Or is it renewal…
Shut out the world
Burn up the sun
Pick up the pace
Give it your all
And then run ! Run
Spaced out in the evening light
Watching the cats prance about
Birthing discombobulated words
Into a disconcerted world.
The Duelling Dragons of Ara nebula, 95 hour exposure by Connor Matherne, www.cosmicspeck.com