Blue Sky

Blue Sky

A Poem by Gerald Parker

The camera hovers
inches above my head
which must be kept flat
looking away
through the window.

Two lovers might do the same,
one scanning for a response,
one distant, eyes averted.

Thirty minutes to keep still.
Life has led to this and
a square of blue sky
but has not prepared me.

This cold blue sky barely concealing
the absurdity of infinity
has me wondering
at what point
and why

on time's atomic clock 

my particles came together,

and when I'm spent and


how long will my particles last.

It's a pitiless blue sky offering
no response,
no doubt the same
a hundred years ago
in this hospital, nothing,
no solace for the wounded
back from the trenches.

The thirty minutes nearly up,
the camera has moved down
my body, silently
like a lover creeping away
for good,
and the panicky thoughts I had
have fled,
for now.

© 2019 Gerald Parker

Author's Note

Gerald Parker
Ending revised

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Added on June 14, 2019
Last Updated on June 14, 2019


Gerald Parker
Gerald Parker

London, United Kingdom

There's not much to tell. I read a lot of poetry and I read my own poetry regularly. I hope other people read it and derive as much pleasure out of it as I do. My output is small, about 110 poems as I.. more..