Size / / /

In the Elysian Fields of sonofusion,

in our beakers of hydrogen bubbles

exploding into light and energy

in a nanosecond flash,

we have tapped the heart of the sun.

Like an assembly line

at full bore

we will deliver power

to the touch of the millions.

And once everyone has unlimited fire

in their lives,

we will leave the world

as we know it behind.

Embrace the stubborn dream

of perpetual energy.

Hear the generators

start to hum

with a steadfast beat.

Listen carefully

and you will taste

the whine of the future.


Bruce Boston is the author or more than forty books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener's Tale and Stained Glass Rain. You can find more info at his website, "http://www.bruceboston.com", and more of his poems in our archives. You can contact Bruce by email at bruboston@aol.com.



Bruce Boston is the author of forty-seven books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener's Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His writing has received the Bram Stoker Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Asimov's Readers Award, and the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. You can read more about him at www.bruceboston.com and see some of his previous work in our archives.
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