Aphelion Issue 229, Volume 22
June 2018
 
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Metal Universe

by Denny E. Marshall


Space lightning burst
Shoots from a star
With emerging wings
Feathers blue at tips

Path strikes comet
Wakes microbes and rocks
Million years later
Lands on planet

Awakes from cradle
Life on minerals form
Time churns next phase
Small to now

Evolution robots roam
Of all shapes and sizes
Determined by surroundings
And cell and metal DNA

Breath air in each lung
Or choice of four gases
Open gills to maximum
Venture deep or swallow

Ten billion years
Before earth appears
Watching us after
And all dark corners

Calculating with more
Than ones and zeros
With formulas and math
Physicist dream of

Old galaxy machine
Waits
With decisions made
Long ago
Sometimes laughs
With colored lights


2017 Denny E. Marshall

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published, some of it recently. See more at www.dennymarshall.com.

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