Shortest distance between two points

by Donna J. Snyder


Fragments of photographs on the page
A walk along an uncharted path
The shortest distance between two points
not necessarily desired
A third point and we have a plane
The deus ex machina follows an earth eater
Graveled stone and mutilated plants
Masticated ash and dust falling from the god’s mouth
But matter can never be destroyed
only transformed

And it’s your duty as one of the chosen to walk
through this random chaos
Transform this momentary experience
through the mere act of observation
This hybrid moment
Part uncertainty principle
Part The Misfits
Give me a moment
Show me your eyes
Let the lies fall out of your mouth
Pieces of sky

Put my fingers on your scars
Piece together the fragmented photos
Give me this moment
This hybrid moment
Your consciousness
My consciousness
The shortest distance between two points
Connect the dots

Published in Carcinogenic Poetry, September 8, 2014

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