The Dying Astronaut
by Thomas D Reynolds
When the room turns cold,
I’ll feed dreams into the flames
Like sticks of wood.
When the stove darkens,
I’ll stir the coals of my desire.
Fanning the flames
Of all I wanted to be and do.
That distant star,
The one I’m moving toward,
Will keep me warm.
© 2007 Thomas D Reynolds
Thomas Reynolds teaches at Johnson County Community
College in Overland Park, Kansas, and has published poems in various
print and online journals, including
Combat, American Western Magazine, Flint Hills Review, Alabama Literary
Review, Aethlon-The Journal of Sport Literature, New Delta Review, The
Green Tricycle, Ariga, 3rd Muse Poetry Journal, Sidereality,
and Prairie Poetry.
My poem "How to Survive on a Distant Planet," published in Strange Horizons,
was nominated for a Rhysling award for best short poem.
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