a worksong for the apocalypse. The Empty Plains. Carol Poster.

24 Nov

The Empty Plains

An event horizon
is the edge
of a black hole.

It doesn’t actually exist,
according to physicists,
except conceptually,
as a limit behind which
nothing happens,
or if anything does,
it doesn’t matter,
for no information
escapes it.

In America,
I used to think
it was near Nebraska,

but sandhill cranes
fly thousands of miles
to return to the Platte River Valley
every summer.
So it’s not there.

Perhaps it’s in Iowa, or Kansas,
or even South Dakota instead.

I suspect I’ve driven through it sometime
but I don’t remember it.



Carol Poster




Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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.

Badger, Party of 7


james (w) moore

poems, and the poet who poems them

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

Daily Discussions of craft and the writing life

Vinita Words

It's always about writing...

David J. Bauman

Co-author of Mapping the Valley

MarLa Sink Druzgal

Freelance Creative Professional

Beth Gilstrap

Writer * Editor * Educator * Weirdo

Anthony Wilson

Lifesaving Poems


Just another WordPress.com site

Grant Clauser

(poetry and other stuff, but mostly poetry)

Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

Just another WordPress.com site

Largehearted Boy

a roominghouse for the servants of the duende

%d bloggers like this: