When meteors crushed
the holovid actor,
no one knew him
as the last celebrity.
The moon looms,
surprised eye wide as the sky
in its tightening orbit.
Half-dolphin children circle in tents,
invoke the Quaker Oats man
benign and white-haired on a plastic totem.
No new stars are born:
two city blocks is an isolated nation,
and scrappers mine flawless TVs like diamonds
for their staring grey screens. Old-timers
pay in canned fruit
to examine their reflections.
-- Ziggy Edwards
Ziggy Edwards is a writer living in Carrick whose poems and short stories have appeared in numerous publications. Her chapbook, "Hope's White Shoes," was published in 2006. Ms. Edwards recently started an online magazine, Uppagus, with her son, Jude.