In Orbital Mirrors by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Kendall Evans

orbital_mirrorsIn Orbital Mirrors
David C. Kopaska-Merkel
Kendall Evans

I swallowed the mercurial net,
my veins a tree, mandrake-forked.
Listen!  I hear my buds unfolding
& the sound echoes      echoes
in orbital mirrors.
four or five synchronous satellites
broadcast the dreams of ancient mariners;
crinkled tinfoil protects tender shoots
from the hungers of humanity.
left/right DNA reversal:
Lepidopterous nightmare or transcendence;
are we truly unitary?  are we conscious at all?
send that to the stars
the end


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