Monday, December 31, 2012

Review of Cold by Damien Cowger

Cold by Damien Cowger was the winner of the 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) Contest in the short form category.  Taken literally, the poem is about a man who plucks the moon from the sky to impress his girlfriend, heedless of the cosmic damage it causes, when all the while, the girl just wanted a little warmth.  Taken figuratively, the poem is about how clueless men are, I suppose.  Either way, there is a nice moral lesson:  you can't buy love.  I like that the poem works in at least two ways.

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