by Bear Putnam
White hot scion of hydrogen
tired of sucking at the irradiated teat
you come on relativistic
to splash across this electromagnetic sky
my sweet electron runaway
oh how the the flowers love you!
and I with them
Middle aged, and happy to have survived youth, Bear lives behind the Zion Curtain in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spends his time looking under rocks for the scraps of poetry left by the comings and goings of the world.