Friday 30 November 2012

#74 - Girth And The Hurtling

Gunther rattles apart on re-entry,
his paunch turning to blancmange
as the ground crew stab frantically
at iPads.

               Somewhere over Norway,
Gunther opens like a crocus:
look, say parents, pointing at the skylight,
the fat astronaut is reborn,

and children watch in wonder
as he breaks into glowing segments,
hot fat oozing like tallow,
like dreams.

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