Gravitational Pull


dusk as intervention

to that crawlspace known as night,

leaning on the fence

cigarette stub extinguished

dropped over onto sidewalk,

link impressions reddened arm,

as i moved away,

light essential began to click on

the first a house a block away,

opposite the empty one

looked bleak and could not

be forgiven,

grass damp curled over,

now on porch sock imprints

their trace vague would evaporate,

i nearly lit up again

it was an unforgiving chain,

i was the operator

of my own half life,

as night swallowed up that rose

growing in the corner,

her rose she planted

as a recipe for splendor,

splendor that never came,

small card table surface

where i rested my pad,

maybe pour a glass

as a moth juddered by,

pencil tapped and i would

write.

17 thoughts on “Gravitational Pull

  1. Superb! My breath esp. caught here…
    ‘her rose she planted as a recipe for splendor, splendor that never came,’

    Fantastic use of the words!

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  2. Oh my Chris – thank you so very much for stopping by – I am delighted that I returned the courtesy and from simple politeness found this stunning/edgy poem written by an apparently very cool poet – you 🙂

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  3. thanx dear clawfish for …as a moth juddered by…in gravitational pull and i try to judder now bankmondayevening smiles from hewesufa

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  4. It’s a different world when we get up before everyone else and have that time just to ourselves. I like the imagery of the chain fence leaving its imprint in your arm. The casual feel of enjoying the cigarette. Nice write.

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  5. really nice story structure here. Love the trace vague, such a cool phrase, and juddered is very nice and a killer open here. Very cool. Thanks

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    • thank you maybe you should not see my back catalog, when you grasp the early hours the world has a resonance and depth you cannot always see after an ordinary day so i love the mornings and you have a great day

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