From One Sphere To Another
With this family of
planetary bodies rebelling against gravity,
I renounce all former beliefs and
have taken on the guise of a
wolf whisperer in dire straits.
Take this abysmal chance and
seize this minute of fortune.
The true Egyptian eye
speaks not of Anubis, but of
life beyond his approval.
Every gateway is a
golden arch that makes itself prominent.
It tempts you to pass that test, but
Hades’s watchful intuition
crosses each foreign line.
Make out underneath the
Grey Pack’s den and be
bewildered by familial spring beauty.
Baby, through reincarnation,
we will forge the signature of the pre-gods.
From one sphere to another,
our mission is fulfilled.
Rivers tell us the
secrets that lie beneath
our most shallow verdicts.
They are used for a
delightful choir of blowing leaves,
hovering in the autumn air.
Wooden debris floats gently
while thinking of Utopia’s left hand.
To comrades young and old!
To the kisses of life!
To a glorious night…on the river!
wandering minds that
share the same concept:
all but one shall pass humanity and
My dearest ally: the river.
our only refreshing hope
of surviving a morbid prophecy.
If only your distraction feelings
could be set aside for the younger generation.
They have ways of innocence
to spread to this dimly-lit world.
Let their oblivious eagerness
shine on our faces of selfishness.
We can try to keep quiet.
We should all be so calm.
We can only be as calm as a river.
Rivers did not predict
the upcoming war,
the unfortunate rise of the Beige Enders.
With luck, we can only hope
that peace will be our
shield of mercy.
Z.M. Wise is a proud Illinois native, poet, co-editor and poetry activist, writing since his first steps as a child. He has been a written-word poet for almost two decades and a spoken-word poet for four years. He was selected to be a performer in the Word Around Town Tour in 2013, a Houston citywide tour. He is co-owner and co-editor of Transcendent Zero Press, an independent publishing house for poetry that produces an international quarterly journal known as Harbinger Asylum. The journal was nominated Best Poetry Journal in 2013 at the National Poetry Awards. He has published four full length books of poetry, including: ‘Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock!’ (MavLit Press), ‘The Wandering Poet’ (Transcendent Zero Press), ‘Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems’ (Weasel Press), and ‘Cuentos de Amor’ (Red Ferret Press). Other than these four books, his poems have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. The motto that keeps him going: POETRY LIVES! Mr. Wise will make sure to spread that message and the love of poetry, making sure it remains vibrant for the rest of his days and beyond. You can find him on Twitter @ZMWisePoet, on Tumblr, and Amazon.