Zeraph Dylan Moore
Coiled Rope Haikus inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Newton’s Sleep”



flat gray surfaces

curved metal architecture a cold sphere in space

the earth died screaming

epidemics, plagues

starvation, dead ground

above, we orbit

clean children, good water

Caucasian intellectuals

the holograms of

vermont skies or florida

glades o’er white steeples

til one day the burned