Aphelion Issue 281, Volume 27
March 2023
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The Human Experience

by Jonathan Beale

The human experience: that blown leaf
Dried and highly brittle – mist weights
Mist weights heavy.
The lost dreams of the chimera.
Facto-fiction – desire and wined
Up to fall and far – still
Shadowing the human experience
The pear tree orchestra
Making out, the still stars
Of every galaxy in every human experience.

2017 Jonathan Beale

Jonathan Beale has 550 poems published in print and online in over 50 journals. His work can be found in such books as ‘Drowning’ and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications). His first collection of poetry ‘The Destinations of Raxiera’ is published by Hammer & Anvil.

His second volume is looking for a publisher and he is currently working on his third volume.

His work has recently been published in Anti Heroin Chic, Dissident Voices, Red Fez, Sheepshead Review, Aphelion, Linnets Wing, aaduna, and Horror Sleaze Trash. He studied Philosophy and lives in Surrey.

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