Michael Joseph Ferguson

“Planets and Poems”

 
 
still,
on this earth -
 
lover’s moon
gazing down
whispering her reassurances
in beams of light and
arcing and ebbing ocean tides
 
you stand inside me,
the millisecond before
“let there be…”
intoned a world into motion
 
a sky before a sky
 
the God before God
 
towns that blaze eternal
from inner light
beg to call you their home
 
like some palm branch
making love to a passing breeze.
 
it’s you,
ya know
 
it’s ALL you.
 
my sweet,
 
there’s a game we can’t
seem to stop playing
 
that always
leaves us
 
knee-deep
 
in planets
 
and poems.

By: Michael Joseph Ferguson