Jody Azzouni


View from Above

Originally appeared in Epicenter 4:1, 1997
Added 1/17/2021
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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).