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Her Gravity

when they preached  
that the Earth is flat 
I told them 
that if I found its edge     I would leap off it
in a faithful dive 
and erect a ladder created out of my bones 
to get back to the water of life that flows 
from her rounded womb—
while they admonished me for not believing  
in his living word
I watched their shadows turn with spherical spin 
and daydreamed
of the spring between her thighs 

July 15, 2018

Author's Note:

This is my first attempt at Suzette Prime.
The form's definition states for the inclusion
of a philosophical statement. I didn't want to
include an obvious philosophical statement
in this poem. Years ago, I was told to never underestimate the reader.

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner | Year Posted 2018


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  1. Date: 7/18/2018 3:22:00 PM

    I love to be here reading you again Chris..Awesome as ever...To ignore those who try to admonish you..and think of something much more..blissful :)...Great message..
  1. Date: 7/16/2018 4:31:00 PM

    An interesting write to dissect. I don’t need the obvious! ;)
  1. Date: 7/15/2018 8:14:00 PM

    Awesome, Chris. Fave. This can be read on so many different levels. Looks like you did not underestimate your readers.