Alan Meyrowitz





COSMIC CHOICE

 
Deny the sun its due
 
or see resumed
the stars dismissed—
 
verdict always for the dawn.
 
This morning, a moment
of indecision.
 
 
 


FAILING THE DIET
 
braving the shore,
 
feeling more a whale
 
sadly beached, resenting sand—
 
every damn grain
 
effortlessly minuscule
 


 
 
INSTINCT (VIGNETTE OF URBAN FLIGHT)
 
A solitary crow
lands atop the street signs
at Galveston and Hobb—
 
east, west, and south
our desperation.
 
The crow flies north.



Copyright  ©  2014 Alan Meyrowitz

 

Alan Meyrowitz received his Doctorate in Computer Science from the George Washington University in 1980, and retired from the federal government in 2005 after a career in research. His poetry has appeared in California Quarterly, Eclectica, Existere, Folly, Forge, Front Range Review, The Griffin, River Oak Review, The Storyteller, and others. In 2012 the Science Fiction Poetry Association nominated his poem “Wishing It Were Otherwise” for a Dwarf Star Award, and the poem was published in a chapbook of nominees.