Love into death

Like a pillar to the cosmos
Invincible Corinthian
To the one to the many to the few
Atlas on his knees thankful

On the edge of the abyss
Icy storms into his bones
Burning on the waves of the Sahara
Quicksand of the forgotten marsh

A fate unsung, a hazy unwritten chapter
Throwing a smile into the mist
Hoping it will make it home
As Autumn nears into a warm Winter

Motionless, patient in the moment
Spying the softest voice into the light
Atlas dreams a modest dream
Pillar to the cosmos

Colossus among the forgotten Gods
For a sign to come some day
To be the pillar, to his beloved
To start anew with her in the deep Heavens

For a meaning only she can bring
For only she knows and can fathom
The intricacies of the confused aura
Of the lost and shapeless fool


Fabrice Poussin is the advisor for The Chimes, the Shorter University award winning poetry and arts publication. His writing and photography have been published in print, including Kestrel, Symposium, La Pensee Universelle, Paris. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, Foliate Oak Magazine, the San Pedro River magazine and more than two dozen other publications.

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