‘Big Picture’ by Lawrence Barker

Illustration (c) Romeo Esparrago
Illustration (c) Romeo Esparrago

Our long hard trip has left us worn but wise

We learn that matters that look large close by

Can fade to naught when one sees from afar

From Earth, the dying sun filled half the sky

Fourteen light years away scarce does its shine

Stand out from that of any pallid star


About the Author: Lawrence Barker’s poetry has appeared in Weird Tales, Dark Legacy, Horror Carousel, and a variety of other markets. His novel, Mother Feral’s Love, a tale of an heroic ghoul, is available from Swimming Kangaroo press. Lawrence lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, in a house overrun by multiple cats and one very large, very black dog.

(c) 2007 Lawrence Barker SQRT2PI@aol.com

About the Artist: Romeo Esparrago has gone out for coffee and shall return to his bio within the hour.

(c) 2007 Romeo Esparrago

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