On The Planet Zantari by John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller

On the planet Zantarri deep within
The sea and the moon shine on

With an intense inner glow
Best laid plans of mice and men
Lay scattered here and there

And in the graying
Dying decaying decadent light
Of the lunatic light of the full moon

I arise
Admits the narcotic mists
and nefarious dreams

Pruned
In homage
To the ancient ancestral burial grounds

The blood
Of my people runs deep
Drums beat

A savage primitive beat
Trees dancing oh in time
To the fire flies

Flying over
A miasmic mist of death
Life, and more

While Allah proclaims
The sacred words of love

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet, and former Foreign Service officer having served 27 years with the U.S. State Department in ten countries – Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Korea, India, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, and Thailand. and traveled to 45 countries during his career.  Jake has been an aspiring novelist for several years and has completed two novels, (Giant Nazi Spiders, and the Great Divorce) and is pursuing publication.  He has been writing poetry all his life and has published his poetry in electronic poetry forums, including All Poetry, Moon Café, and Duane’s Poetree. (under the name Jake Lee).  He is looking forward to transitioning to his third career – full-time novelist and poet after completing his second career as a Foreign Service officer, and his first career as an educator overseas for six years upon completion of his Peace Corps service in South Korea.

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