Cancer and Nova

The star exploding in the body;
The creeping thing, growing in the brain or the bone;
The hectic cannibal, the obscene mouth.

The mouths along the meridian sought him,
Soft as moths, many a moon and sun,
Until one
In a pale fleeing dream caught him.

Waking, he did not know himself undone,
Nor walking, smiling, reading that the news was good,
The star exploding in his blood.

by Hyam Plutzik

Comments (1)

a poem well penned on life and divorce.beautiful concept. i liked and enjoyed reading. voted10 surya