Swallow the Sun

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if a solar eclipse can

swallow the sun…


will we feel the speed

of gravity stop everything –

or will we carry on

frozen lifeless

shouting racial slurs?


i hope they find us staring

deeply at each other

after sex

or dancing slow –


i want to be a sculpture

of a swan or angel


anything but human.


© Ben Ditmars 2017

Blood & Soil

we give in to blood and soil,
fighting crooked crosses with weak
knees, a primal world of heavy breathing
nearing victory –

lamplight shone
on sheltered veins reveals
a scar much like my own
but deeper –

spiritual, almost in depth of honesty
i hold her and

the night is still.

© Ben Ditmars 2017

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I wrote this back in the dark ages of July 2017. Has it really been that long?


Starry Isolation

pulses rising in the
desert sunset

branding us with vapor,
starry skies

we survive against
the night, entwined

becoming one.


© Ben Ditmars 2017


Photograph Courtesy of Amber AquaIntense Norrgard

Fire and the Fury

i have been busy
writing poetry by sight
and sound – observing
fire and the fury
without words –

somehow less is more
than we deserve,
another Vicodin replacing cigarettes

when death is near enough
to Bedminster, Mar a Lago or
his tower –

it will be a national emergency.


© Ben Ditmars 2017

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