Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower

Canvas black
the eternal oil spill galactic
dark matter
speckled waves of crystal
diamond sky
ruby, emerald, sapphire
silent night bright
terminal velocity
eyes focus
straining in the dark time
as seconds, minutes, eons
stretch galaxies
into small hands
that even rain cannot
for in feeling
we begin to fall
headlong into night
riding the meteors
of our past
knowing the showers
of our future
will smother
those small hands

Mark Hammerschick writes poetry and fiction. He holds a BA in English from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a BS and MBA. He is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and currently lives on the north shore, his professional career has been in digital strategy and online consulting. His current work will be published in The Metaworker, Vext Magazine, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Lucky Jefferson, The Fictional Café, Wingless Dreamer, HP 2020 Poetry Challenge, Trolley Magazine, Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine and The Write Launch, Scarlet Leaf Review, North Dakota QuarterlyThe Showbear Family Circus, Carcinogenic Poetry, The Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, Change Seven, Panoplyzine, Borrowed Solace, Waxing and Waning, The Poetic Bond, Willowdown Books, Penultimate Peanut, La Merle Poetry Journal, Muse Pie Press, Shot Glass Journal, The Rockvale Review, Intima Journal and Oregon Poetry Association.

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