Meanwhile stars die silently

Blessed Virgin Mary giving fascist salute 2

What’s this attraction
Childish impossible gods
Exert over us?
Meanwhile stars die silently
Their passing left unremarked


Depth Charge: I consider this poem to be a descendant of The long-dead stars though nameless and part of a continuing reverie on Oscar Wilde’s assertion that humans will believe the impossible before the improbable. As for the creepy photo accompanying this poem, it stands in front of the Carmelite Convent here in Montreal. The gates are usually locked, but every once and awhile we are permitted a peep.

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