Submitted by Ali Grimshaw
Spills splattered the walls.
Counters filled with clutter,
multiple piles creating a new geography in the room.
There is a relief to cleaning it all away.
Everything in order. Repair and replace.
The seduction of a new cycle, sparkling clean.
Free from marks of history.
What if we could sit with Chaos
for just a little minute?
Feel the wind in our ears.
Hearing her secrets of cleverness.
To soak in the learning of this undone space.
Before an opportunity is erased.
A past disinfected before she can author her story
from which the plot differs from
Photo credit: Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth – William Turner
For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.
A very engrossing poem.
Agreed–Ali is a wonderful poet!
I appreciate and support your mission. The world needs poetry now more than ever as an opportunity for reflective human connection. Thank you for including me on your site.
We completely agree, Ali–writing has altered the course of history for the past 10,000 years it has existed, penning religious, political, and philosophical texts. But its literary and poetic forms have been unfairly downplayed in value. It’s more than entertainment, more than beauty–and we’re happy you and our other writers are letting us show how impactful it can really be, along with other publishers and magazines.
Thought provoking and stunning poetry by Ali.
Great Poem! Not all that is messy is Chaotic! “Clutter is the sign of Genius!”
In these interesting times we live in, Ali’s words of hope are a beacon, words we need to see again and again…