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

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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