The Moon, And Other Primal Attractions: The Strange Attractors Of Alike, Zakynoos

The Moon, And Other Primal Attractions: The Strange Attractors Of Alike, Zakynoos short poem

Uploaded by Andrew Darlington

loggerhead turtles
drawn to the moon
become distracted,
lured by airport beacons
to die in strange terrain

here in day’s dry whiteness
lizards endlessly pause,
and bats caper through
clustering dusks
of vines and lemons

drawn from solar cells
water runs warm in day’s heat
yet cool in night’s chill

after making love
I watch her shower
in tepid water,
her body an endless
amazement, yet still
drawn by thoughts
of other loves,
names we both know
that I daren’t mention,
lost in endless moments
in other rooms,
with other bodies

sometimes, we too
can become distracted,
lured to something
very like deaths
in strange terrain

(image by Karen Smithey)

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By way of introduction, I’ve had masses of material published in all manner of strange and obscure places, magazines, websites, anthologies and books. I’ve also worked as a Stand-Up Poet on the ‘Alternative Cabaret Circuit’, and I’ve interviewed very many people from the worlds of Literature, SF-Fantasy, Art and Rock-Music for a variety of publications (a selection of my favourite interviews collected into the recent ‘Headpress’ book ‘I WAS ELVIS PRESLEY’S BASTARD LOVE-CHILD’). My latest book is ‘DON'T CALL ME NIGGER, WHITEY: SLY STONE & BLACK POWER’. I look forward to your feedback...ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS NO MATCH FOR NATURAL STUPIDITY!!! Check out my website ‘EIGHT MILES HIGHER’ – ‘The Blogspot for People Who Don’t Like Blogspots’ – latest postings include ‘Music From Sheffield: The Box’ interviews/history, Kurt Vonnegut 1983 interview, full Bill Nelson interview-live/album review-discog retrospective with rare archive art, ‘The Lost Worlds Of Arthur Conan Doyle: His SF, Fantasy & Horror’, Neil Sedaka Live, Elvis: My Visit To Graceland & Sun Studios with photos, ‘Rogue Moon’ by Algis Budrys – history & analysis, Cassandra Complex 1988 interview, and more… monthly updates at http://andrewdarlington.blogspot.com
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