Jody Azzouni

Poetry

View from Above

Originally appeared in Epicenter 4:1, 1997
Added 4/28/2017
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View from Above

Poem | Jody's Notes

 

When the lonely comet

scraped like chalk

against the pockmarked night,

the marbled moon off-kilter:

medievals shrieked and ran.

 

But today,

who can avoid comparisons?:

each refrigerator (squashed winter

in a box) with its tamed lunchmeat;

the occasional mammoth (preserved

like steak) in its chunky glacier.

 

No doubt God has our perspective

(may he live forever too).