“Dust Trails”

by: Ananya Bharadwaj

When met with water:
Alkali metals violently explode
Harsh chords strike from shore
Those of feline blood flee
Flapping of wings halts; death waits
Falls create circles upon circles of lost perfection
The few ashore, fiddle with threads
1. Knees meet chests
2. Fingers pinch noses
3. Lashes brush cheeks
4. …darkness…
Lose breath

As the reflection of the sky pulls me deeper
Submit to loss of control
As limbs shift without consent
Stop breathing
Wish for ground
Wish for power
Over thoughts over body

Tenable thoughts met with the untenable