In the throes of that almost lost day,
telescopes became blind
to the infinite spirals
at the edge of existence,
yet one persistent eye
along the winding river
mirrored the velocity of colors,
gathered an array of galaxies at twilight
without so much as a blink.
I leaned into the face of the future,
saw shapes of dreams
come together like a jigsaw puzzle
no longer owned by ghosts.
I stepped out of the helix,
and only weighed a melody.
Darrell Lindsey is the author of Edge of the Pond (Popcorn Press, 2012), and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2007) and a Rhysling Award (2014). He won the 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest (Long Form category), as well as the 2014 Balticon Poetry Contest. Most recently, he had two poems published in Outposts of Beyond (January 2015 issue). He loves the imaginative leaps found in good speculative poetry.