empty space

empty space

a spherical planet

in empty space

light fragments of energy

bounce from object to object

all the same

a trampoline warps and bends

as the fat kid jumps

causing the smaller objects

to detour their paths

circling the sun

circling the pretty girl on the trampoline

everyone pretending they don’t care

when everyone there

wishes they had the guts

to talk to the girl

and talk to the sun

and ask why they care

about the girl

and about the sun

energy particles dance through the window

and shine light on the girl’s face

i lie with her

and with the sun

on a spherical planet

in empty space

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John Brogan

John Brogan promotes renewable energy products in Northeast Ohio. He is also a new father, recently welcoming his first son, Victor Mackenzie Brogan, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, OH. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BA in cognitive science. John is also the author of the following books: In Reflection of Nature (2015), and St. Augustine and the Piano (2016).