Awakening at one AM after dreaming not of Byzantium, not of Babylon, but better — Not Shangri-La, but shaded limb — The pine I climbed when I was nine.
No Acropolis, only fallow farm and rising sun. Across, a distant treeline ascends to render Athens’ Parthenon prosaic.
Exceeding empires, exceeding even Elysium, is This slumber’s ordinary boyhood field.
(c) Eric Robert Nolan 2015
Robert Nolan’s debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction
story, “The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More.” It was published by
Dagda Publishing and will be the first of a series of books entitled
“The Wolf War Saga.”
poetry and short stories have been featured by Dagda Publishing, Every
Day Poets, Every Day Fiction, Illumen, Under The Bed, Dead Beats
Literary Blog, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Dead Snakes, Peeking Cat
Poetry Magazine, The Bright Light Cafe, Aphelion, Tales of the Zombie
War, The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archive, and elsewhere. His
poems were also included in anthology format in Dagda Publishing’s
“Threads” in September 2013. Eric’s science fiction/horror short story,
“At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal,” was published in
January 2014 in Dagda’s short story anthology, “All Hail the New Flesh.”