Sonnet 372

Two worlds collided in a pub one day
Venus and Mars, as I recall quite clear;
A cataclysmic union that did spray
Meteors of fire both far and near;
The molten lava from those heart cleaved cores
Spewed forth into the dark deep depths of space
Until the visage dark of heaven bore
Clawed streaks of light ‘cross his celestial face.
The inferno cooled, gravity won out
Save comets  spawned that did strike out alone,
In numbing silence, fragments strewn about
Formed in that orbit, monuments of stone…
Yet in another bar, my flag unfurled,
I raise a pint: Destroyer of new worlds.

Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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