'Cellular Automata': A Poem by Stuart Buck


i found a single seashell alone in outer space

engraved with ancient language

i climbed into the wash of its vacuum

rest my head against the smooth inner wall

closed my eyes, let it drift towards so much nothing

a billion years of starlight warmed my blood

and this is how i learned to love, upon the letting go


Stuart Buck is a poet and artist living in North Wales. His debut collection of poetry, Casually Discussing the Infinite, peaked at 89 on Amazons World Poetry chart and his second book 'Become Something Frail' will be released on Selcouth Station Press in 2019. When he is not writing or reading poetry, he likes to cook, juggle and listen to music. He suffers terribly from tsundoku – the art of buying copious amounts of books that he will never read.

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