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The Expeditioner

The poem offers a kaleidoscope of images that reflect and mirror life-fierce blizzard, the twilight, the golden rays of the sun, huddled penguins, a baby in his mother’s arms et al.

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The fierce blizzard stopped, 

And work done,

And civil twilight filled the sky,


With golden rays

that change to shades of blue

As I sat in smokers' hut.


At dusk, when penguins sleep

Standing in a waddle

Bills tucked under wings,


A baby born in this hostile place

Sleeps soundly in his mother’s arms

Gently cooing–safe and warm


But alien life cannot remain

But be collected like so much ash

And borne away unto a distant land.


A native of Pennsylvania, Lara Dolphin is an attorney, nurse, wife and mom of four amazing kids. She frequently wonders where the time has gone. Her poems are widely published in print and online. Her first chapbook, In Search Of The Wondrous Whole, was published by Alien Buddha Press. Her most recent chapbook, Chronicle Of Lost Moments, is available from Dancing Girl Press. 

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