He said
“That we are are not always broken”
I hear these words and
I am moved to tears.
Brought down to a level
Of sophisticated mercy
That seems so much more
Than me


I hear it resound
Palpitate my chest
With the withered sigh
Of every hope
That has laid its
Body down

And I would greet the morning
Let it kiss my neck
Were it not for the way
Has nestled itself
Deep in my bosom
Affixed its home there
As if to say


You are the portrait
Of life in all its simplicity
You child of God
Do not surrender your confidence
For the brutality
Of cruel intentions


As if to say
You were made

For so much more than the sky.


I give myself up to it
While I am standing
Near the precipice
And I wonder
About your hands
And how they were always the right size
To hold mines
And how we were threadbare
Distinct placid consenting
Patrons of each others


Somehow this love
Could not cover the multitude of
That we played
And you stole beauty
From fire.
Created a firestorm
Of eccentricity.
So voracious and so futile
I held tight
Putting all of my faith into your
Simply because when you made a promise
To love and to keep to me
To cherish every bit
Of the woman I was learning to be.
I believed you.


You who have held this imagination captive
And How there are no words
For the immaculate soul
That you are.


You who are every sunset
And sunrise.
You who spill the ethereal
Deliverance of dreams
On the back porch.


I imagine you often.
See your cape
Spread out across the walls
Brandishing this emotion
Like the most decadent authority.

Still there is a river
And you are the only boat
That could ever steer the tide.
Turning emotion back to its horizon.


I believed that once
The world was considered flat.
This ‘truth’ declared
Simply because they did not know you.


For if they had,
They would have known
That there is nothing imperfect
About this planet
And no matter where we travel,
Regardless of light
Whether it’s speed could ever amass
Or over power that of sound.


It could never
Break through
This retrospective barrier
Of indifference.

There could never be
A mathematical equation large
Enough nor complex enough
To conjure your love into the finite
Numerical expression
That simply says if two hearts are
Created at separate moments in time
At what point does the universe
And set them on a collision course
Their destinies plummeting together.


And if you could subtract his love
Divide into a  thousand parts
Even one infinitesimal grain would contain
All of the solar energy to power her sky
For a life time.


And if  the center of the black hole
Is so encumbered by its
Gravitational pull.
Would there ever be a measurement
Great enough to surmise the density
Of this brilliance.


And with this I’d like to believe
That even though scientific reasoning
Has never been my forte
I understand these mysteries
As one unassuming thought
That everything has an expiration date
But you, are endless.
Your heart as vast as
The milky way


And Somehow
I know though time may be our constraint
Though gravity may pull us towards
The earth


That perhaps

We can transcend this fragility
Build a moon for every
Heartbeat in your chest
And put it up against the sky.
Knowing that no matter where
We go,
We can rest assured that these two hearts
Will always find solace
In this pull


And if you peer into the future
You will see them orbiting one another
Dangling from emotion
Simply because in this galaxy
Love is the only gravitational force
That matters

~Melodic Rose~


One thought on “Gravity

  1. Here we go again! We find the spirit of the poem in the final lines that close it… I like the arrangement of this one, there was air enough for me to catch my breath as I raced through the lines. Love and its many issues; love and the spirit of what ticks us, right? I pray that we don’t fall too hand when it throws us….

    Hmmm, maybe I should give you lessons on length 🙂

    All your poems sound pleasant when read aloud. Maybe it is the spoken word aspect to you that builds them that way… Nice.

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