SENSE OF REALTY

SENSE OF REALTY We think one day we’ll find another Earth encircling some other distant sun. It won’t be like the planet of our birth. not one can stand up to comparison. If lucky, we’ll find one that’s the right mass — not to crush us with its gravitation — with atmosphere made of breathable […]

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Life In Europa

One of four discovered (in 1610) by Galileo, Europa is the smallest of the Galilean moons, but still larger than Pluto.  It is very bright because it is entirely covered in ice. When Zeus (Jupiter) raped Europa, he “abducted” her in the form of a white bull.  In the above collage, you can see the […]

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The Nurture Of Nature

THE NURTURE OF NATURE We think we can preserve the life we see by simply storing it genetic’ly, or in museums of taxidermy or zoos, that almost let it wander free. An animal that’s caged might perform stunts But wont display natural behavior the tiger that is fed no longer hunts, and the zookeeper is […]

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View From Earth

Sequel to BARD OF MARS INVOCATION Ubiquitous, therefore hard to assess, an elegant complexity is found, quite dauntingly difficult to express, innately lavish, vibrantly unbound. From forest to the desert or the sea, from far or in a microscopic view, at any scale, it works exquisitely, and wonder, awe and reverence are its due. Fit […]

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HONORARY ALIEN

HONORARY ALIEN   Zee almost screamed; it had happened again: Another man had told her the same thing — about his light ship and cosmic spacemen — and from this one she’d accepted a ring! And she would have married him, so she sighed. He was so handsome, intelligent, strong…   “How could a nut […]

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Addictive Designs

Addictive Designs   Originally published in Orchids magazine, this remains the only poem published by this magazine of the American Orchid Society, since it’s 1932 inception. James Ph. Kotsybar   Renowned for what he’d long ago begun, John tried to take a step back from his life and figure out just what it was he’d […]

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Omissions Of Mention

🎼👇🏿 🗣🔊 Since Beastly Obsession received such enthusiastic response, I am treating you to another sonnet-set (196 line poem) on a theme familiar to Halloween, although the story setting is a week after the Fourth Of July. This story was originally published by 2AM Magazine in the Spring of 1989. Omissions Of Mention Michael was […]

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Head And Heart

🤕 & 💘 🗣🎼🎤🎹 HEAD AND HEART The conscious mind’s had no real rationale to explain unreasoned romantic acts; endocrinology, however, shall provide new answers, based on sounder facts. This system, ruled by lobes within the brain, initiates emotions chemic’ly; adrenals startle, endorphins numb pain and hormones stimulate systemic’ly. This balance of drugs, dispensed with the aid of […]

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