Aphelion Issue 295, Volume 28
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by Kenneth Vincent Walker

We are of cosmic
Energy we are, also
Comprised of fluid;
A synergy of stardust
Of the ancient Druids,
Of gangly creatures

Scurrying around on
A planet they know
So very little about.
We're then absorbed
Once we've run our
Course back into the

Essence of the vast
Universe; back to the
Beginning for energy
Can only be displaced,
It cannot be destroyed,
While we transcend by

Cosmosis into the void.

© 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.