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To The Cosmos

Safekeeping

By SouluminosityPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
To The Cosmos
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Sometimes I think my blood exists only of loneliness,

Sometimes it feels like these bones hold the world's gravity,

and in a futile attempt to float,

I crack open my rib cage once more,

take my heart in my hands,

and try to give it to the cosmos,

"Take this for safekeeping. I do not know how to carry this without breaking it."

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Note: I've been feeling so lonely and empty lately. I guess those are good ingredients for writing poetry, but not so good ingredients for being productive and happy (or at least neutral). If you've been feeling the same way, I promise you're not alone. You never are. Hm. Look at the irony.

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Comments (8)

  • Dr. Jason Benskin28 days ago

    Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Natasha Collazo28 days ago

    The last line was 🔥

  • ROCK 28 days ago

    I absolutely, hands down write better when I am miserable in every way. Loneliness is part of the "human" condition we feel we have a right to disown or somehow don't deserve it. In my humble experience, we all need a taste at some point so we know where we're at inside and in the world. Excellent poem.

  • Dawnxisoul393artabout a month ago

    The vulnerability in cracking open your rib cage and offering your heart to the cosmos speaks to the desire for release and relief, your words capture the struggle of carrying emotions without breaking under their weight, it's courageous of you to share your feelings and remind others that they are not alone in their struggles, we‘re deeply moved by the poem, loved it, and hope to read more of your work, thank you very much again for sharing this spiritual journey that touched our hearts, subscribed.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Such vulnerabilities are very beautiful and so soft, very lovely piece

  • Sonia Heidi Unruhabout a month ago

    So poignant ... I felt the power of your loneliness. May you find a cosmos in community.

  • Alex H Mittelman about a month ago

    Great work! Well written!

  • Dr. Jason Benskinabout a month ago

    It felt as if I were embarking on a cosmic journey, guided by your thoughtful reflections and eloquent prose. The way you explore the human connection to the cosmos, contemplating our place within it, is both profound and moving.

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