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“Thunder Dream” and “Big Bang”

by Carolyn Adams

“Thunder Dream”

In her dreaming,
she rides with the stars,
their splinters in her hair.
The slant path of some beam
interrupts the sacred black
of the interstellar.
She cruises on.
Cut moons, meteors, all bodies
in the dark broth reflect
worlds calling out to worlds,
the long song of timelessness,
company in her drift. The glow
of burning, the dust
of the dead, everything
collects the stories
of her long journey.
Tendrils of galaxies point
into the darkness.
She finds a planet
to live on.

She awakes.

It’s raining.
Thunder should arrive soon.

“Big Bang”

Carolyn Adams’ poetry and art have appeared in Steam TicketCimarron ReviewDissident Voice, and Blueline Magazine, among others. Having authored four chapbooks, her full-length volume is forthcoming from Fernwood Press.  She has been nominated for Best of the Net in 2017 and 2021, as well as for a Pushcart.


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