Aphelion Issue 291, Volume 28
February 2024
 
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Beyond My Comprehension

by Kenneth Vincent Walker


If the Earth were the
Size of an apple and
The atmosphere then

Would be its peel, its
Skin; that protective
Barrier that insulates

Our world from space
Is approximately just
That razor thin. Why

We have such little
Regard for science,
Such little regard for

Our own existence,
That we'd purposely
Destroy that which

Sustains us is beyond
My comprehension,
So much so, I don't

Know where we begin.


© 2023 Kenneth Vincent Walker

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" poet, spoken word artist, performer and author of Borderline Absurd (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press/ Community Arts Ink, 2015, and available on Amazon. Also he is published in numerous online magazines, journals and blogs.

Kenneth has been labeled a "wordsmith" and has read, recited and performed his eloquent and eclectic brand of poetry reminiscent of the Golden Age and the Romantic Era with a Beatnik to modern sensibility and twist at coffeehouses, bookstores and outdoor festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Lastly, Kenneth's voice may be heard on Spotify in his short yet chilling podcasts of 'Noir Poetry' set to music exhibiting a darker side highly influenced by The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock and the writings of the immortal Edgar Allan Poe.

Find more by Kenneth Vincent Walker in the Author Index.