John C. Mannone
Full of morning, Venus is in love
with the Moon and a purple snake,
shaped as a cloud rushing through
the cirrus trees & nimbostratus hedges,
brings peach and platinum skies
to her; the Sun smoldering below.
John C. Mannone has been nominated three times for the Pushcart and once for the Rhysling. His work appears in literary and speculative fiction venues, such as Vermillion Literary Project, Conclave, New Mirage Journal, The Pedestal, Star*Line, Paper Crow, Enchanted Conversation and many others. He is the poetry editor for the literary fantasy magazine, Silver Blade, an adjunct professor of physics in east Tennessee and serves as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Visit his blog, The Art of Poetry: http://jcmannone.wordpress.com.
K. Carlton Johnson is an artist.