Home > Journaling the Apocalypse > Driving to Muskogee

Driving to Muskogee

October 22, 2008

Enroute to my daughter’s house
and about twenty miles distant,
a colossal gaseous mass appears
above the little city of Muskogee.
From my turnpike point of view
it looks as if it is emanating from
the O G & E electric power plant.
Maybe it’s the men in white coats.
My daughter and grandchildren
reside beneath that faux cumulus:
specter of coelacanth, of dinosaur,
of Mesozoic fern and tiny trilobite
we study while in grammar school
and depict in those dreaded essays.

by Richard Brown

Download the MP3

add to del.icio.us :: Stumble It! :: post to facebook :: Digg it :: add to reddit :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: add to ma.gnolia :: seed the vine :: add to fark :: TailRank

  1. Kim
    October 24, 2008 at 10:45 am

    A quietly disturbing poem; your descriptions convey both the menace of the “faux cumulus” and concern for those who dwell beneath it. I admire the way you move from time present to time past and evoke an uncertain future. What dreaded essays will be written about us some day?

  1. No trackbacks yet.
Comments are closed.
%d bloggers like this: