How lonely …

How lonely those planets

that travel all alone with

only far-off stars like gems on

black velvet waiting like

diamonds for engagements

that never were.


And no

sunrise each day bringing

new hope.


Even the lifeless moon is

in a relationship

with the earth, though

endlessly pale and

changeable and swooning.


(Julian O’Dea)


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 14, 2016 at 7:16 am

    WordPress informs me that this is my 1000th post.

    I am not sure whether to be proud or horrified.


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