RCW 79

like orgasm, reverie
only exists
where neither space
nor time persists.

you must be an absence
in the star-swarms of night,
like a dead, dark planet
in a galaxy's light.

but always remember
as raptures grow:
as sky clears above you,
so earth gapes below.

Copyright © 2007, Peter Roberts

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Peter Roberts was born and educated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After stints in Wisconsin and Maryland, he currently resides in Mansfield, Ohio. For more than 30 years he has contributed poems and short fiction to a variety of publications, both in print and online. For additional information, please visit his website at: http://www.geocities.com/peterroberts.geo/personal.html.