there is a realm
I’m often transported to
when reading great poetry

it’s one in which the common
becomes more refined
and the simple, more profound

where my words no longer narrate
but are transformed into
a spectrum of light

and where complete, perfect poems
will form as though grown from
a single seed of thought

and yet when I descend
from this lofty height
much of what I will have retained

will have wilted quickly
back to the plain
and the mundane 

Selected byRaymond Huffman
Image credit:LucasVphotos

About the Author: Michael Acker lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has lived in various parts of the world; his early education was in German and French(Munich, Germany).  Mike enjoys writing short poetry, especially with the intent of exploring the possibilities latent in a single image.