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Time Machine


by John M. Marshall





(Swans - April 9, 2012)  

against a black sky

blacker than any coal

Jupiter & Venus

side X side

Jupiter @ 12

Venus @ 3

2 diamonds

of night's

wispy dreams


the entire sky


lantern on the bow

lantern @ starboard

the ides of march

Venus @ 12

Jupiter @ 7

after the rain

crystalline stillness

spirits of my ancestors


to the pine trees

like dew

1 becomes


become 3

become 10

vernal equinox

Arcturus @ 12

Saturn @ 3

utter silence

n0 alphabet

in the cirrus

the earth

@ pax

the merest shadow

of a wish

with lacey lightning

star 2 star



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John M. Marshall is the founder and editor of Epiphany Arts, Cape Fear Poetry Society, and various poetry sites. He has received several writing awards. His poetry has been published in the U.S. (including Swans) and seven other countries. He recently had song lyrics performed at the Irish Embassy in Bulgaria. Marshall lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.   (back)


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