Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hugging the void

In the space between my arms
no lover lies

In the space between my arms
no mother confides

In the space between my arms
no child smiles

In the space between my arms
the universe resides

I hug the void
but it shall not embrace me

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Double helix

guanine

Genetic code
your gift to me
arranged by spindles
woven to a whole

GTCACTGATAGC

thymine

Though genes alone
are never enough
to explain what defines me
indelibly your daughter

GTCACTGATAGC

cytosine

Created from you
though my eyes be green
yours deepest brown
can a smile be found in our DNA?

GTCACTGATAGC

adenine

Absent now
your double helix
dances still
your gift to me

GTCACTGATAGC

Droplet

an almost perfect sphere
she clings
her surface tension
a reflective membrane

 

shaken loose
her teardrop free fall
reaches terminal velocity
impact disrupts her cohesion

 

transparent fragments
secrets revealed