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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #2211761
Perseid meteor shower.
Performers from space-time’s deeper regions
Enter Earth’s atmosphere, quicksilver suns
Rise, thin rays ripping through the night’s repose.
Strands of briefest flash incise this serene
Enveloping canopy to delight
In milliseconds universal flare:
Drama lines the night, fire fills the air.

Montana big sky was there that fine night;
Each adjoining star was a watchful eye
To this August rain of cosmic sparkler.
Engaged in such kinetic starlight play
Otherwise rock careen earthward, roil
Realms of staid space into a bright array.

Scored gleams of midnight grain, star-cloud salvo!
How quickly small rockets disintegrate
Over the edge of nighttime’s fixed nadir.
Wiry white stone streaks, etching velvet
Ending a vast, cold orbit of debris:
Ruptures in the still of night...reverie.



19 Lines: Acrostic:
(Perseid Meteor Shower)
Writer's Cramp
2-1-20
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