Giant Impact Hypothesis by James Midgley

I bought a satellite’s eye from the market.
To look through it involved the whole god-orbit,
a cotton-wooled Faberge Earth –

sight as a megastructure,
hung in my own sphere above a sphere

and above that the umbilical tug
of a natural satellite.

My mouth, too puny to be seen, said to me:
did you think the moon
would taste like a new tooth?
It’s collision, a negative crater
knocked from the planet:
in truth the apocalypse was years ago,
and you can always choose another faith.

From: http://www.thewhitereview.org/poetry/giant-impact-hypothesis/

Date: 2012

By: James Midgley (1986- )

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: