Phoenix

by Jo Gerrard



Spiral Galaxy M81

Still spinning,
the inner gasses blue-shift.
Marker of a decaying orbit

Fireflies flicker to earth
a pale red memory
like ashes left behind.


Copyright © 2005, Jo Gerrard


Jo Gerrard is a graduate from California Lutheran University, having received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Multimedia in 2003. Her writing and editing experience includes the Fullerton College Torch Magazine and a story published in The Harrow in 1998. Ms. Gerrard's poetry has won the Mount San Antonio College Writer's Day award and been published in four editions of CLU's award-winning Morning Glory literary magazine.



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