Constrained ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr, vernonmileskerr.com Constrained as we are, Between the blackness of the womb and the blackness of death, Between the poles of this spinning ball of rock-and-brine, Between space’s vacuum and the crushing press of the ocean depths, Between the infinite and the infinitesimal, Between Now and Later– It seems we should… Read More Poetry | Constrained
Time-Traveler’s Journal ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr, VernonMilesKerr.com When you’ve been on the planet for more than three-quarters of a century, past-time seems so compressed. Sometimes, you feel you’ve been dropped into this age from the 1950s, constantly being confronted with, often shocked at, the differences—as if witnessing it all for the first time. A trip… Read More Social Commentary | Time-Traveler’s Journal
So , now you’re 50! © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr “Fifty, is the new thirty,” I kept telling myself that Spring in 1992. But, just saying it… “fifty,” made me cringe. I couldn’t block-out the stereotypical image of a doddering white-haired person pushing a walker equipped with tennis balls on its feet. The US… Read More Life | So, now you’re 50!
Yin and Yang Revisited © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr I thought it might be time to revisit my 2014 poem, “Yin and Yang,” given the ensuing four years of world and personal events. The poem, rather “dashed-off” in a flash of inspiration and never really forged and honed, as it should have been, still conveys… Read More Poetry | Yin and Yang Revisited
Venus the Cruel © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr You are so like your sparkling, evening namesake, (Long imagined a tropical paradise, But now revealed a sulfurous hell.) And you, are so unlike your cool, smooth. Armless, lovely, marble depiction. You, with your demonic cherubim Ranging the Earth, Puncturing the skin of the unwary With… Read More Poetry | Venus the Cruel
Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 – 11 CHAPTER 11 The Plorton Solution ©2008, 2009, 2018 VERNON MILES KERR Edelbach was stunned, his little friend from the trip to Arangelle— vaporized! He approached Grep. “I’m so sorry, my friend, I remember how tough it was when my brother died.” Dear Reader, Chapter 11 will be the final… Read More SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 -11
Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 – 10 CHAPTER 10 Worrisome Implications ©2008, 2009, 2018 VERNON MILES KERR After the 20-light-year leap, the captain once more called for “stand-down.” “The speed with which they caught up with us after the 1 light-year leap, is troubling,” sent the XO. “More than troubling…ominous,” observed Steppingstone, “and the speed at… Read More SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 -10