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by Dane Campbell

Nothing is so deep and boundless as the dark,
nothing is so vast as nothingness.

Shoreless and calm,
this sea that separates us
cannot be swum.

And though no rivers
pay it tribute,
still, it swells beyond measure.

Drunk on its own pride,
see how it gluts the silence—
savors the delicacy

of a void,
hoards the empty space
we two left behind—

how it feasts upon famine,
how it grows
but does not grow.

It is as much as it is not:
infinity swallowing its own tail.
Nothing given, nothing taken.

but cold and hard
as any fact.


Posted on 03/24/2024
Copyright © 2024 Dane Campbell

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Linda Fuller on 03/28/24 at 04:35 PM

I love your love of language.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/30/24 at 02:43 AM

Very nice!

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