itinerary of a traveler through darkness
check for matches
now where did i leave that map
once you get accustomed to the darkness
there is just so much light
breakfast at the black hole
lunch at the invisible nebulae
dinner with dark matter
emerge from third world into fourth
extend antennae to thunderclouds
bring down the rain
open the soil
plant your seeds
cover them with earth
"and on the 7th day, the dark god rested"
William Schmidtkunz is the author of Home, and Other Poems, about life as a carpenter in Alaska.
This poem was inspired by the chapbook of art and poetry The Luzajic Variations, a collection of poems by Ekphrastic contributor Bill Waters, after the paintings of Lorette C. Luzajic. There are still a few copies of this limited edition gem- click here to view on Etsy.
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