Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Puddle Monsters: The Clouds Of Neptune
The same sunlight outlining this puddle
making the bounding circumference shine
shines on the clouds of the planet Neptune
so far away in the outer system
it takes that light four hours to reach those clouds
of hydrogen, helium and methane.
Light can travel four hours through empty space
to illuminate the clouds of Neptune
but there are shadows on Earth in puddles
and in dark places surrounded by light
where darkness persists where darkness has found
a way to do more than distance itself
from sunlight where darkness has found a way
to separate its dark self from sunlight.
Darkness that persists something like alive
not far away in the clouds of Neptune
here close in shadows surrounded by light
sometimes moves sometimes something like alive
and we see it. We see darkness itself.
Darkness that persists surrounded by light
something like alive moves into the light
and we see darkness itself as something.
Not far away in the clouds of Neptune
although I’m sure there is darkness there too.
We see darkness that persists here so close
we’re afraid it can touch us. And it does.
We see darkness itself. We fear its touch.
When darkness persists moves into the light
when we see darkness itself fear its touch
when darkness comes close we call it monsters.