In Search of Strange Visitors

 

Wolfmen from the stars are just

us, shed sherds, built

mysteries.

 

Leonard sheds

his traditional beliefs,

 

the names of the tribes.

A carpet of bright leaves

passing away.

Who passed this way?

Brick is not stone.

Medicine wheel

in the snow.

Marking time, but the ties

are broken.

The ships are from the east.

A fire lit 3,000 years

before Christ.

Pale druids & a leisure suit:

sacrificial table & gift

shop.  Bring the kids, they’ve got

speaking oracle tubes to

humble the faithful.

Stones fell, Leonard melted

the pot. Blown-out fishermen don’t

build cities.  It was the jewel

of Minoa.  There are different

feelings, prolific inscriptions.

Billy’s got a Phoenician

G-spot.  Everything fits

just right.  Hard evidence, no future

here in America.

 

Leonard reaches for the stars,

beyond the ancient marketplace.

The landscape tells him.

The link shall be broken.

The link shall hold.

 

 

 

 

Mark Lamoureux lives in New Haven, CT. He is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: It’ll Never Be Over For Me (Black Radish Books, 2016), 29 Cheeseburgers / 39 Years (Pressed Wafer, 2013), Spectre (Black Radish Books 2010), and Astrometry Orgonon (BlazeVOX Books 2008),. His work has been published in print and online in Elderly, Denver Quarterly, Jacket, Fourteen Hills and many others. In 2014 he received the 2nd annual Ping Pong Poetry award, selected by David Shapiro, for his poem “Summerhenge/Winterhenge.” He teaches at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.