Visiting With Chaos

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

perpetual duplicating.


Photo credit: Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth – William Turner

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Brian Geiger | Editor of Vita Brevis

Brian is a freelance writer and the editor of Vita Brevis.

8 thoughts on “Visiting With Chaos”

    1. 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.

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