Note on a Condition of Generation

A moth making love
to the dire sublime

of lightning strike
or candle flame

or impotent light bulb
traversing the eons

with this energy
for dying again

Richard Fenton Sederstrom was raised and lives in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the North Woods of Minnesota. Sederstrom is the author of seven books of poetry, his newest book, Icarus Rising, Misadventures in Ascension, published by Jackpine Writers' Bloc, was released last winter. Read other articles by Richard Fenton.