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Spiral’s Heart

 
I chose this place

because the massy stars

fill the sky from horizon to zenith

to horizon
I chose this place

despite the hard

radiation, which necessitates

shielding from its glory
I chose this place

so close to the galaxy’s

black and deadly heart

for its bright beauty
I chose this place

end of poem


 

David Kopaska Merkel

David Kopaska-Merkel publishes Dreams and Nightmares, a magazine of speculative poetry, now in its 30th year. He has, since the 70s, written a few thousand poems, short stories, and other small things. He lives with a spouse and 3 other chordates in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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