gravity straitjacket

by Luminita Suse

"here where I dream that I am right here"
Patrick O’Connell

here where I rose on feet
stumbled and stood up again
on the sand pricked with rain

here where my possessions spin
on earth’s carousel
around a sun
that winds through the uncharted
space ahead

here where I learn to master ups
and downs
my parents cartwheeled
into the space

Honourable Mention in Emerging From the Shadows Poetry Contest 2010,
organized by The Ontario Poetry Society

Published in Emerging Stars Anthology, Beret Days Press, 2010

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