on a white wall.
Silence sucks down – relinquishing the residue of a day – a life – a decade.
What you thought you knew: evaporated.
swirling centrifugal force
into the bowels of the sewer system.
is a frail network
of vulnerable atoms. Attached resolution.
not to be converted.
Slick skin glistens.
Absence of choice.
Concession to gravity.
Spread thinly on the epithelial surface,
pores gasp. shriek. inhale. shiver.
The roiling surface
spreads thinner now.
Crawling with aliveness.