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by Melissa Wozniak 5 months ago in surreal poetry · updated 5 months ago


Melissa Wozniak, “Friction”

she is a fast burning star,

a void

collapsing into its gravity,

a meteor consumed by the fire of escaping itself.


the dust of her hangs suspended, flecks of light

long split flash

particles refracting lifetimes never fully formed.


if only you stayed, if only you stayed still

for a moment just one

in eternity to settle into the peace of what is,

but that too is a lie:


carbon in motion / battles of cells /

electrons that orbit under static-seeming skin


above in the night Halley is a frozen smear

but already it is

light years ahead of its tail.

surreal poetry

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Melissa Wozniak

I spent my life looking for the map until I realized I had to draw my own.


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