Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Celestial Body.

Gawking through binoculars
at a stellar glow
in the night sky.
It whirls like
A Celestial Body
revolving in orbit
in the vast milky way
illuminating the night sky.

Perched on the grassy
banks of the Contention
River, i see beyond
the ferigate a 
stellar glow of 
A Celestial Body
flittering real slow
athwart the night sky.

Upright on a warehouses
corrugated rusty
iron roof
once again i spot that 
stellar glow in 
the night sky.
I climb down via an old
rusty steel step ladder
drop to a cold, dank
laneway floor
between two warehouse
brick walls where
ghoulish shadows rule.

My coursing footsteps
echo off the dank
slimy brick walls.
I turn the corner
into another laneway
only to discover my
stellar glow is not
A Celestial Body
at all, but a whirligig
fixed upon a dirty,
smelly old white
garbage truck!.

(c) 2012 Windsmoke.

13 comments:

Magsx2 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
Brilliant, I was right into the story and then you really got me at the end, was not expecting that one. LOL

River said...

That was a disppointing end, a whirligig on a garbage truck! I was expecting a UFO at least.
You're good at this.

Dave King said...

Like River, I was looking for someething sensational - good to keep the reader on his toes, though! Fine writing.

FruitCake said...

Windsmoke, another good one. There is something about the night that makes a place seem almost like a parallel universe some times. Love it.

Beach Bum said...

Yeah, I did not see that one coming! Great job!

Andrew said...

I laughed at the ending. Nice work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Dissolution is everywhere hey Windsmoke! Nice work.

The Elephant's Child said...

Loved the twist in the tale. Thanks.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day MAGS & BEACH: There's nothing like a bizarre twist at the end :-).

G' Day RIVER: A U.F.O would have been to obvious :-).

G' Day DAVE: Thanks for the vote of confidence :-).

G' Day FRUIT: Nightime does seem to be a world within a world :-).

G' Day ANDREW: Glad you got a laugh out of it :-).

G' Day GRACE: Absolutely :-).

G' Day THE ELEPHANTS CHILD: I'm glad you appreciated the twist :-).

Ygraine said...

Just goes to show, beauty can be found absolutely anywhere! :)

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day YGRAINE: Yep, beauty is in the eye of the beholder :-).

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! Love the way you've turned the tables!!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day RED: There's nothing like a twist at the end that surprises you :-).