Applied Science

Patrick Theron Erickson, a resident of Garland, Texas, a Tree City, just south of Duck Creek, is a retired parish pastor put out to pasture himself. His work has appeared in Grey Sparrow Journal, Cobalt Review, and Burningword Literary Journal,among other publications, and more recently in The Main Street Rag, Tipton Poetry Journal, Right Hand Pointing,and Danse Macabre.


Applied Science

Bound to a rain dance

slide rule
something approaching
telepathic

You cannot plot the sun

or condescend to extract
an exact last exit

what new moon passing
enters here

But be content

rain passes overhead
the sun rising
and your eyes
after sleep

Let the first song
be an exact science.

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