the anthropocene

always she turns
our lidless lambent orb
our pebble smoothed rock
untethered in a noiseless night
purling weightless with the stars

our halcyon mother
wakes to this new dawn
feeling her seed has soured
her waters not so sweet
in a muddied turn of the tide

but her drift through time
with a billion other brilliances
holds endless transformations
a turn of new pages
a shine of new light

3 thoughts on “the anthropocene

  1. Holly Jensen November 13, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    This is so lovely, Paul. Such beautiful imagery .


  2. Shan November 30, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Loved this one Paul


  3. Corinne Carvalho December 10, 2016 / 6:02 am

    I loved this …so beautifully written and such hope in the final lines-love it…


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