Perspectives

by Lark Beltran

Star-pointillation, backdrop of creation, the seeds and the souls of us all,
Neon-bright nebulae - gems set in filigree: art on an infinite wall
Poses for telescopes, casting a spell of hopes ever beyond to explore.
Labyrinths whispery, laden with mystery, cradle immensity's core.

Blue-or-gray?
What's-to-have-for-dinner?
Go-or-stay?
Wish-I-could-be-thinner.
Why-oh-why?
Daryn-do-you-love-me?
I'll-just-die
If-they-make-fun-of-me.....

Clashing of galaxies, changing realities: chaos from order unfurls.
Awesome the alchemy, beauteous the majesty marked by the onset of worlds!
Farther and farthest lie pillars of stardust - those gaseous columns so tall.
What wonderment there looms? Our cares and our heirlooms, our aims and
our emblems, our games, our dissemblance, are chaff in the blaze of it all.

Screw this bill.
Can't-afford-to-pay-it.
Goodbye-Jill
But-how'm-I-gonna-say-it?
Want-this-work;
Will-I-be-the-leader?
He's-a-jerk
And-I-don't-like-him-either.....

First published in ken*again
Copyright © 2003, Lark Beltran

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Lark Beltran is from northern California but has lived in Peru for 32 years, with her Peruvian husband, as an English teacher. She’s keenly interested in astronomy, archaeology and metaphysics. She has had a number of poems published in such online journals as Scrivener's Pen, Coelacanth, Ancient Paths, ken*again, Ygdrasil, Niederngasse, Prose Toad, SubtleTea, The Oracular Tree, and Sage of Consciousness.