twigs of being


I would call it rain,
but it’s just a drop,
that slithers through
the contours of the

I suddenly
become still,
like a branch
suddenly strapped
to a shaft of sunlight.

If I could peek
to witness
a constellation of twigs,
flickering and shudders,
after each clinch,
as the hungry drop
tunnels through
the expanse of feeling.

At that moment,
language tangles up
into a yarn of illusion.

It falls still wet with joy.

I am planet
eroded by pleasure,
a hard knot of memory.

But everything is quiet,
only for a chime
every time
the drop clinks
against an organ
or a thought.

Contemporary Poetry

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