I’ve contemplated your loss

In those moments when the threat

Of war overrides all known egress


My features would be the first to fall

For the heart cannot grasp its fatality

In the instant that it has been slain


Without you there is no use of perception

And if still intact I’d remove my eyes

Forcibly for their failure to incite in you

One iota of regenerative sympathy


My heart having been preserved

By your grace would demoralize

And I’d use its brokenness

As an excuse for all subsequent

Defamation of my moral character


My muse would pluck every feather

Ever incurred by your faith

Before heading south in search

Of more animate hosts

Leaving me with no means

To articulate or purge my grief


The world would find no aperture

With which to reenter, no fissure

Within which hope might thread

For I would have become as stone

Under the gravity

Of a more oppressive orbit


I would set the television to winter

That I might claim my yellow lane

Amongst the victimized dead

For there is no cell within that could

Supersede our collective existence


16 thoughts on “Static

      1. I love it as well, especially this part:

        “For I would have become as stone
        Under the gravity
        Of a more oppressive orbit”

        I really love it when science terms are used in poetry.

  1. “I would set the television to winter” – I love this line, and I agree with Helen – your writing has so many layers. Wonderful:)

    1. Awww thank you Bianca you are so kind =) The older works that are untagged have not been edited yet. I have tags and photos for the stuff I’ve finished at least in the very beginning of my blog. I have only looked at the first 3 pages so far and I still have some ways to go. I am hoping as I get further along it will require less work

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