gravitational trajectory

by Star   Sep 22, 2023


it takes the little blood left within
you to reconcile with the past,

but

are you looking for continuity in
words you failed to pronounce?

short sighted images is all
you have cherished within your
memory, as if the world lacks
space for people like you.

and even when you take your
last breath, trying to gravitate
towards your accomplishments
you lose your footing, crashing
within the void you created.

a dark abyss you call it;

when in fact it’s the space
for you to grow.

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  • 9 months ago

    by Eros

    Wow.

  • 9 months ago

    by Mahal Ko Kuya Ko

    I in love with the title. This is an awesome piece. Gravity (in figurative and literal sense) can be weighing down but is actually becoming the force for your trajectory going to a much better place and a lighter space. Added to favorites!

    --- MKKK

    • 9 months ago

      by Star

      Yesss!! Thank you for reading.

  • 9 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Your poetry is TOO good! No, but seriously, "as if the world lacks space for people like you" to acknowledging that it could actually be "the space for you to grow". I'm struggling with how to comment! The void, the dark abyss, we feel we are too attached to. That it's too much of our identity, no matter how much we push forward. This whole piece reminded me of self-sabotaging, (especially with the reminder of the void being something this person created). Believing that the past is only an indicator of the future, and nothing else. Creating a distance out of fear of taking up space and remaining firmly somewhere.

    "are you looking for continuity in
    words you failed to pronounce?"

    ^ I don't quite know the meaning of these two lines. The words someone failed to pronounce, I keep going back to that. I think of being unable to promise something to someone. Or of denying a truth so you instead bury it. For me personally, a person lost their trust in me because I could not make a commitment to both them and myself. And I didn't think about how it would impact things later on. Then my thoughts spiraled and I believed I was not trying enough, or that I wouldn't BE enough, since people around me have clear goals and something they are continually wanting to work toward.

    That's all my thoughts but I always, always, always enjoy reading your poetry!

    • 9 months ago

      by Star

      My last 4 poems are of similar idea or feel or genre or I dont know what to call it. I know the perspective is different, thats a part for what I’m going for. So I dont want to explain any of them cz there maybe more coming. I dont say this much about what I write, but I really love those two lines that you said you dont quiet understand lol, your interpretation is great though. Dont try to look so much into what I mean, see you connected with them, andI’m sorry you went through that.

      Thank you for the comment!!

  • 9 months ago

    by Scott Cole

    I love how you found posisitivity in a negative situation, awesome write, nominated!!!!

    • 9 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you so much for always reading!!

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