Tuesday, January 19, 2016


The rattling windows of winter
The scraping wind the groaning sky
The leaking cracks 
And amateur tap-dancing radiators 
Baths and blankets and soup
Sweating in our layers 
Fending off the cold
Wide awake
Asleep for days
Hybernational malaise 
A clearer daylight 
And a clearer longer night
Closing in
On a hostile planet 
Its atmosphere whipping around 
The stars as ever far away
But the blackness in between 
Seeping in

--Dan Kilian


The Swarm


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