5/3/23 Workshop – A Poem From a Book Banned in Florida

Electrons – Lehab Assef Al-Jundi

Atoms within your body
What seems solid –
knees, nose, hair –
moves swiftly. Particles
orbit each other. Dart like meteors
through vast spaces.

Air about you
made of same.
You take from it
and you give.
Drawing in atoms and molecules
to form
your ever changing image.
Your lips move.
Your tongue speaks your name.
You take it on faith your words will
make sense.

Meaning flows out effortlessly.
Electrons skip like rocks on water
between your solid body
and your electromagnetic thoughts.

You look through a window.
Listen to voices from within and without.
Dazzled by what you perceive,
you wonder about causes and effects.

When a wave of love takes you by surprise,
your eyes well up with tears.

Reflective writing prompt:
Write about what seems solid

One thought on “5/3/23 Workshop – A Poem From a Book Banned in Florida

  1. Anita Lim

    Emotions are structural
    Stuck as if by lightning by this pronouncement
    but of course
    that’s why anger tenses up stiff neck back face tight

    fuzzy warm fizzy love
    Hunched over in pain
    wracking sobs
    and before that
    pregnant rainclouds
    they release
    monsoon floods that threaten to sweep you away

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