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adrift forever

by Vikki Owens

scientifically speaking,
i am infinitely heavy,
and astoundingly weightless.

i've been drifting for years now,
periscope down and eyes shut.
all those pains that broke me down..
compressed into a singularity inside me
distress enters but cannot return
from the edge of that event horizon.

i do hear the echos you make
from the outside
tiny metallic sounds of my name being called
sweep in like shallow waves against my skin..

i wish i were dead
then this numbness and inaccessability
would make sense..
a physical reason for my emotionless touch..
lifeless eyes make more sense
when the soul has left the body.

i consume and devour
poisons and radiowaves,
i radiate decay..

...i apologize for my
physical presence
and evaporated essence.

03/20/2012

Posted on 03/20/2012
Copyright © 2022 Vikki Owens

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 03/20/12 at 09:05 PM

Wow! This is really effective descriptively. But a voice that expresses itself this clearly is far from dead.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 03/20/12 at 10:47 PM

Breathtaking.

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