Dark Matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vince Gotera

Dark Matter

 

nightshade amoeba

a million Jupiters wide

swims the Milky Way

 

 

           hexagon crystals

           suspended in sleep drifting

           planet to planet

 
 

silver light softly

washes over my body

my hands sprouting fur

 
 

           pterodactyl wings

           unfurl from my shoulder blades

           legs lost to deep night
 
 
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Vince Gotera is a Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa where he served as Editor of the North American Review. Recent poems appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, Altered Reality Magazine, Star*Line, Dreams & Nightmares, and Spirit’s Tincture.

Editor’s Notes:  An image by Dawn Hudson, “Outer Space,” serves to unify the linked Haiku.

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