“When the Star People” by Tom Montag

When the Star People

When the star people come

and sing for us and play

their strange instruments,

tap your feet, nod your head

to the beat. This is not

a dream. This is life

lived at the speed of light.

That music you hear is

the music of the spheres.

Their song is calling us.

All things fall away to

the star dust we become

(12 lines)

Justin’s Note: The subtle verse of Tom Montag is a fixture of modern poetry. I got his submission a while back, I knew who he was and had read some of his work. It’s an honor to have such a talented poet here, and a bit of a sneak peek, there’s more to come.


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