WHY THIS GRAVITY?



 

     I'm a verb

     sometimes intransitive

     but no noun 

                  Then why this gravity? 

     things appear and multiply 

     I glance away 

     but can't dance away

                  why this gravity? 

     a gene for acquisition 

     a definition by possession 

     a penchant for adhesion 

                  why this gravity? 

     useless, binding, boundless 

     conjunctive, congesting, conditional 

                  why this gravity? 

     liquid acrobats live in atmosphere

     defy and laugh 

     sing of bubbles and refractions 

     while I remain on the high wire tight rope 

     balancing a chair, a dresser and a chain saw
 

- Ken Peters

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