Poem: “The Master”

The Master

Immortality achieved
Age indefinitely deferred
The new immortal sits
Scrutinizing games
On the full moon as a screen
Synchronous in orbit

Until as ages pass
He slumps and snores alone
While robot servants dust
Whispering in limpid tones
So as not to wake the master
With their sub-atomic chatter

July 25, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."