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.


 

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

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The Vita Brevis Team

“Ars longa, vita brevis" (art is long, life is short). This maxim so moved us that it seemed only right to title our online poetry magazine after it. It may seem curious that we chose Vita Brevis (life is short) as our title instead of Ars Longa (art is long). But this choice was more than appropriate; after all, the aim of our journal is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and immortality but life’s toils and finiteness. We want to revive and nourish the rich existential literature that forms when art and the human endeavor collide.

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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