Wednesday, May 21, 2008

this well peopled place

from the sky
I watch the sun
leave us

trace its orange lid
along the planet's rim

in the dusk of its wake
city lights limn
the earth's crust

break like heavy
magma through
thick soil

fire churned far miles
from here

emerge violent
and slow from its
subterranean hold

to scorch the plains

Posting by cameraphone.
Just touched down at O'hare.


bobcat rock said...

beautiful. i *love* it when you share your poetry...

"fire churned far miles
from here"

really, really like that line. just lovely.

suttonhoo said...

thank you, bobcat. that's so generous and kind.

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