Poem: Still Life With Nuclear Reactor

Sizewell B power station

Suffolk, England


a white, rounded mushroom

mixed in the world’s cauldron


the moon brought to ground,

gleaming, radiating


the giant forbidden fruit

on the tree of knowledge


a perfect white bottom

inviting a pinch


but it’s forbidden to touch

the earth’s fertile, white belly


(from “Exercises in Unreality”, Agàpe Publications, 2002)


Poetry, poem, speculative poetry, science fiction poetry, Australian poetry, British poetry


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