Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership
spacer
 

The Soul Shatters

Jacob Reinhardt Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Soul Shatters which was written by poet Jacob Reinhardt. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Jacob Reinhardt

Best Jacob Reinhardt Poems

+ Fav Poet

The Soul Shatters

The soul shatters upon death. Sentience fractures into a million variables that swirl chaotically into piercing eyes that melt into the color sadness, spinning into galaxies that shrink to the size of ants and you twirl in a blender of being for eternities until finally, at long last, something sticks. Perhaps it may be as simple as a strand of hair, nonetheless all possibility spins around it, flashing contradictions of rainbow transparencies, empty solids and polka dotted space, continuing until a second hair joins the first, clutching to the nothingness and refusing to move. Soon thousands of hairs arrive and synchronize above a scalp unto a face, torso, limbs… materializing ever faster… and at once you are born. And just as the memory of your trial and error experiments and prior life evaporate, you embrace the arms of a stranger, gazing into her eyes, hung between this world and the next… sobbing in a fit of omniscience, in awe of your hard earned shape.

Jacob Reinhardt
10/15/2013

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
 
  1. Date: 10/28/2013 10:02:00 AM

    Really neat poem. Clever, alternative images denoting the stages of creation. Thanks. Mark