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Gravity


05.05.17 Posted in today's words by

Rae Spencer’s most recent poem to appear here was “Entropy” (January 2017)

Gravity
By Rae Spencer

Water doesn’t want
It only weighs

Neither will nor wisdom
Inform its seep
Downhill, settling
To shaded pools
So rivers cascade

Over each new precipice
And marshes ooze
To inlet and gulf
Where tides surge
With the arid moon

Sere face lowered
In serene reflection

Over oblivious blue
Depths that teem
With fin and polyp
Oysters seeded
In numb brine

That neither murmurs
Nor sighs through a shell
Held to the ear
Though we hear its heave

As eternal chorus
Singing sailors to sea
Dreamers to sleep

Daughters to voice
Their bare feet anchored
In restless waves
On starry, ancient shores



2 Responses to “Gravity”

  1. Kay Middleton says:

    Fabulous!

  2. billgncs says:

    humanity is like water, following the path of least resistance until someone dares take a stance – and forever diverts it from that path

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