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A Portrait Of The Aftermath Of Existence

by Tom Goss

1.

don't skin the face
of enormous ego

unless you're prepared
to imbibe from a sea of writhing monsters

2.

leaping from mountaintop to river bed

all true wanderers know how to slither

into the crisp blue of the horizon



(I am trapped in a haze of defiant flowers;

in a flurry of dissolution the bats of anxiety explode from my eyes

and I become the history of the world)



3.

a single moment = eternity



stretching a soul

across the 67 moons of Jupiter



I bear witness to

human creativity



4.

she unfolds before me

like reverse-engineered origami



at the cusp of comprehension

our two curves finally meet



in this mysterious geometry

we call life

11/16/2016

Posted on 11/16/2016
Copyright © 2021 Tom Goss

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/04/17 at 10:11 PM

"in a flurry of dissolution the bats of anxiety explode from my eyes and I become the history of the world)" - A good read. Loved these lines especially.

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