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Robert Walton


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Half a moon crouches
Behind cloud scarves
Like a fuzzy kitten,
Ready to pounce
On the evening star.
 
That star,
Oblivious to all
Taking place by its toes,
Cheerfully opens
The galaxy’s treasure box
For all who
Look up.


© by Robert Walton.
Used with the author's permission.

 



Robert Walton is a retired middle school teacher and a lifelong rock climber with many ascents in the Sierras and Pinnacles National Park. His publishing credits include works of science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. Robert’s historical novel, Dawn Drums, won the Tony Hillerman Prize for best fiction in the 2014 New Mexico Book Awards. Most recently, his book, Joaquin's Gold, was published as a paperback and a Kindle eBook. It offers fictional adventures about the famous California bandit, Joaquin Murrieta. Learn more about Robert at  http://chaosgatebook.wordpress.com/.

    

 

 


Post New Comment:
michael escoubas:
Excellent descriptive poem, Robert. Thank you, I'm making a mental note to "look up" every chance I get!
Posted 01/31/2020 08:01 AM
jerithompson:
This is full of fresh and surprising images. Very visual!
Posted 01/31/2020 05:05 AM


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