Sunday, August 28, 2011

asbestos dream

held underwater by society's hands
after the initial kick i am happy
to go limp and float as if dead

i admire the reeds - my new friends
and odd fish with bulging eyes
opening and closing mouths silently

after a week i enter a new state
of weightlessness and i realise i have
achieved escape velocity

and am alone in space with no control
over my direction unimpeded tumbling
among the asteroids and satellite debris

only a distant radio signal growing weaker
from the last beacon of contact
increasingly fragile in a wilderness of absence