Against the Very Force of Nature [poem]

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When circumstances drive us
into separation’s deathlike grasp
the fragile cosmos writhes and groans
as if some sledgehammer wielded
by the stars had smashed its unruly
metal madness into all the planet’s
ancient peaks and catastrophic scars

The whole creation’s tender web
will be in limbo’s strange suspended
state of unanimated barren
moorland’s heathful hearting fate
while deep beneath the moving crust
of earth’s cosmetic faultline thrust
the bubbling juices (core magnetic) wait

I think (because of all the lightning strikes
which lately have been arcing through my heart)
it goes against the very force of nature
for creatures such as we to be apart

© 2011, Alan Morrison

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