by Alex Spears

A solitary cumulus
in a sea of space,
rides the temperate currents
as far as they will take him.

He sleeps atop the peaks
of his favorite mountain ranges,
rearranges the constellations
into his geometric aspirations.

He sheathes the sun,
becomes enlightened,
emboldens the moon,
empties.

In his dissipation,
he brings precipitation to the hard soil.


ALEX SPEARS is a dropout from the Stephen F. Austin creative writing program. He has several publications through the undergrad literary journal HUMID, as well as two poems on Psaltery & Lyre published last year. He is currently working as a cook in a coffee shop and writing his first novel.


Photo by Mary Madigan.