By Brandon Marlon
Nitid stars winking across the celestial vault
oversee like sentries a wasteland of asperity
rousting life from its undulating deathscape.
Yet from within the hollows of the dunes
defiant firelight reaches skyward,
steadfast counterparts mirroring illumination
beneath a silver sliver of moon,
keeping faith overnight in the advent of sunburst.
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Brandon Marlon is a writer from Ottawa, Canada. He received his B.A. (Hon.) in Drama and English from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in English from the University of Victoria. His poetry has been published variously in Canada, the U.S., England, Greece, Romania, Israel, and India. http://www.brandonmarlon.com.