Saturday, February 27, 2016

John Pursch- A Poem

John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. Twice nominated for Best of the Net, his work has appeared in many literary journals. A collection of his poetry, Intunesia, is available at Check out his experimental lit-rap video at He’s @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.

Almost Everywhere

Billions gaze at shifting skies,
held in awe,
ready to believe in anything.

Capturing the effect isn’t easy,
so newscasters settle for an
admittedly ersatz rendition
of the eighth wonder of the world.

Exactly what it is,
no two people can agree,
but everyone is sure it’s
what we’ve all been waiting for.

Good or bad,
healthy or deadly,
transient or permanent,
no one knows;
actual or hallucinatory,
fact or fiction,
solid or gaseous
or liquid or plasma
or some new state of matter,
no one can say.

Some wish it would just
disappear and never return.

Some say it’s been here all along;
others say they don’t see a thing.

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