One Poem by Simon Williams

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Cat and Dog Converse

Did you see that?
Dark matter, little blips of it
showering like gravity.
Pretty, really, in a waterfallish way.

               Sorry, my ears were too alert;
               I can hear the stalking
               of black wolves
               out near the corner of the canvas.

               The falling caltrops may get them,
               but it’s best to be prepared
               to push the bottle;
               capture them like masted ships.

I haven’t got the grip;
tiny feet on this scratch-scratch table
polished to reflect the sky,
the fundamental swallows first wave.


Simon Williams has eight published collections, his latest being a co-authored pamphlet with Susan Taylor, The Weather House, published in 2017 by Indigo Dreams. Simon was elected The Bard of Exeter in 2013, founded the large-format magazine, The Broadsheet and produced the well-received PLAY Anthology. He has created the science poetry show, Cosmic

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.