Dr. Ralph Monday

Evening  

 

I watch the Twilight Zone New Year’s Eve

marathon, the aliens disguised as humans,

the beautiful android women, the demonic

children.

 

They fill the TV space for us,

being human, to know that those

Tessla waves radiate out into the galaxy’s

center where from that same radius

mirrors the chill, habitable sounds

of our interior spaces, the

 

Jezebel’s heart who sits at the window, year in

& year out, mourning the snow where no tracks are

left by her lover, just a row of

pendulum swinging tongues

beyond the town where the beer-bellied

screen watchers sink back into

commercials &

 

I hear words grieving

the echoes, the

belated candles buried

within their mouths, for

 

space is dark, coldness between the

stars enormous. No working out of

complicated details can mute the

distances that cannot be closed.

 

Better for the Jezebel to robe in

rose hues for the party & after the

disattiring completed to dream of strange

things in her attic bed.

 

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About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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