Treasure Island

Steven Federle

(1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

Poems of Steven Federle

1. A Different Wisdom 5/15/2013
2. A Good Day 1/30/2011
3. A Moment 1/30/2011
4. A Prophecy 8/10/2011
5. A Simple Question 4/14/2012
6. A Warm Morning 9/10/2011
7. A Windy Day 7/16/2011
8. Abaude: City Rain 3/27/2011
9. Abaude: Morning Rain 1/30/2011
10. Abaude: Night into Morning 1/30/2011
11. Abaude: The Morning-Dove 6/14/2014
12. Abaude: Wake Up and See 4/20/2013
13. Abaude: Your Eyes 6/3/2012
14. Abernathy Road Roundabout 7/16/2011
15. Above Berkeley (For Connie) 2/11/2011
16. Abscissa of the Soul 6/26/2012
17. Advent Song 12/4/2011
18. Advent Wreath 1/30/2011
19. Advice to a Madman 11/4/2011
20. Advice to Candidates 2/5/2012

Gravity

We walk secure, grounded, heavy, oblivious,
safe from perplexing weightlessness,
unlike Life Savers candies on Atlantis spinning theatrically
as glittering Las Vegas floats beneath,
or those rusty spherical droplets
of Tang, humorlessly drifting over the Indian Ocean;
we are safe even as Kubrick's treacherous computer,
tenderly releases the cradled voyager to drift reeling away,
receding, smaller and smaller, no longer a man,

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