G. Louis Heath
I am a native Californian, a Berkeley Ph.D., who is Professor Emeritus, Ashford University. That basically means that my campus closed and I had to retire at age 71 in May, 2016, after 47 years in higher education. Please excuse the clinging initial G. (for Gary) Louis Heath but I thought it was cool in 1969 when I first published! My books include Mutiny Does Not Happen Lightly, Long Dark River Casino, and Vandals in The Bomb Factory. I love to read my poems at the Midwest Writing Center in Davenport, Iowa and at other open mic events. I serve on the Human Rights Commission of my city, Clinton, Iowa. I love to hike along the Mississippi River where I can sit down, weather permitting, and work on a poem that I have stuffed in my back pocket.
The galaxies are mired in the stellar truth
that immortality, aka infinity, requires new
bodies. They need not necessarily be the
product of a ginormous collision or a spin-
off from a star. New bodies like that are
beyond our Earthly ken. (Just ask my wife.)
Infinity here requires only a soft whisper, a
coy glance, a caring caress that galvanizes
the soul into orbit. Immortality soon follows
as new bodies orbit the confines of their cribs
and wreak havoc on playgrounds far and wide.
©2016 G. Louis Heath
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