Stand up

andyvanoverberghe_circlesofquanta7_thecycle_by_andyvanoverberghe-d6nmja0She is a call to heaven

The darkness around which

Stars are posthumously hung

*

My clay feet know

Both earth and sea

But the sky aspires

Higher and higher

With every extension

*

With my vertebrae

Horizontally stacked

I could go on forever

For a circle ends

Exactly as it begins

But if vertical,

I will undoubtedly fall

(I stand up

In spite of fear)

*

I carry you in silence

For it is through silence

That melody is relayed

*

My pulse struggles

Under the pressure

Of our overlapping breaths

Together we are imperishable

For no wrath exists

That can dissolve regard

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20 responses to “Stand up

  1. “With my vertebrae

    Horizontally stacked

    I could go on forever

    For a circle ends

    Exactly as it begins

    But if vertical,

    I will undoubtedly fall

    (I stand up

    In spite of fear)” – my favourite part. Amazing write, as usual! 🙂

  2. nice…i like how you go from large scale like the sky to the bones stacked….in the opening stanza i wonder if you switched from ‘posthumously hung’ to ‘ hung, posthumous’ as it would take advantage of an obvious rhyme….

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