A Poem For Your Thoughts

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

I don’t write poems often. I would have said a few years ago that I’m not a poet, but when I was taking classes at Albertus Magnus for my MFA I decided to take the poetry seminar which allowed me to meet a wonderful poet by the name of Charles Rafferty who taught me more about what a poem could be than I ever thought I would know. Anyway, after taking his class, I do like to sometimes think of myself as a poet and there are certain topics that tickle that part of my brain just right.

You’ve seen me talk on here about a short story I sold recently called “The Night You Were A Comet.” (You can pre-order that story and the rest of the anthology here if you’re so inclined.) That story was the result of a contest where I got to look through hundreds of potential titles and pick out one that spoke to me. That was the title I chose, but when I first read it I thought it said “The Night You Wore A Comet” which apparently tickled the poet side of me enough that after I was done with the story I had to go back and write a poem by that name.

I like to call it my inter-galactic love poem, so without any further preamble here is “The Night You Wore A Comet.”

Hearts and Puppies,



Photo By Ivan EderIvan Eder, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3119504

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