Silence of winter skies upon a furnace
alone on the edge of ultimate danger
the universe their only companion
invades their pores to the depth of souls.
The old crater spreads to the horizon
infamous caldera with the power of meteors
all is quiet within the brisk air
eyes closed they extends their arms in an embrace.
They may be destroyed in this moment
as they commune with the infinite
free from the crowds’ expected images
all burdens of a world below vanished.
It is a peaceful hour long as eternity
inside this imagined timeless realm
tomorrow they too will be gone
smiling among the snowy peaks.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.