Tilted

Today the world tilted
Sideways
My teacup slid
O
F
F
The table
As pictures
That took so long
To straighten
T i
L t
T
E d
All the office
Chairs
Took
O f f
As if FREED
From

Captivity

Everything
That was supposed
To be

Still

And
SOLID
And right
Was
S
L
I
D
I
N
G

Tree roots
Pull
A w a y
From
Soil in a loamy
Shower
As tree
Weight
Give
Way
To

Gravity

Tilting further
The world
Begins
To come
U

N

D

One

I grab
By
F i n g e r t i p s
A lightpole
H
A
N
G
I
N
G
Waiting

For normalcy
To return
Knowing even normal
Was not
No
R
Mal

As terrorist
Set bombs
Sent poison
Shot arrows
Massacred school

Children

Stabbed blindly
Even
Blew
Themselves

Up
But now that’s
Sideways

As the world
T i
L
Te
D
We all
H
U
N
G
On by
F i n g e r t i p s

Clingingtosomtingsolid

Hoping to stay
Long enough
For the world
To right
itself

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s