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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