Poetry

November 16, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Lorie Shaull image

 

By

Judy Shepps Battle

 

 

 

King of the Nuclear Hill

 

 

Dictator vs. Bully

vie for King of the Nuclear Hill

not caring how many innocents

die in the process

 

Young madman vs. aging dotard

demand we worship guided missiles

and eulogize Apollo

 

Pickets protest in the streets

athletes kneel during national anthem

still the insanity continues

 

God died

a long time ago

mercifully.

 

 

 

 

Crone Commentary

 

 

Aging

more time spent in silence

more time with time itself

 

a buffet of perfection

a dinner invitation extended

I accept

 

Breathing in

   I am creation

I am eternity

I am here now

 

Breathing out

molecules fall free

cells follow

form disappears

 

no heartbeat

no DNA

no regret

 

time invites me to cross over

“Over what?” I ask

“there is no divide.”

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Shepps Battle

Judy Shepps Battle has been writing essays and poems long before retiring from being a psychotherapist and sociology professor. She is a New Jersey resident, addictions specialist, consultant and freelance writer. Her poems have been accepted in a variety of publications including Ascent Aspirations; Barnwood Press; Battered Suitcase; Caper Literary Journal; Epiphany Magazine; Joyful; Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine; Raleigh Review; Rusty Truck; Short, Fast and Deadly; the Tishman Review, and Wilderness House Literary Press.

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