Archive for September 21st, 2022

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Don’t Look Down by Ellen Webre

You head toward a life you won’t be living.
— Kim Hyesoon

The hand in your hand is already a ghost.

What you don’t know keeps you running
on air after the cliff gives way.

Confession: there is no truth that will keep
you and your joy in the same sky.

The ghost in your hand is flickering,
begging, drowning. Do you know?

Your joy is crying, is overwhelmed.
Your joy is taking off his face.

Don’t look down.

He is still behind you. But you do not see him.
He is waving goodbye. But you do not turn.

You hold your hands and head toward a life
you won’t be living because all you believe in

is the indigo night of a future
you will never get to hold. Because

your muscles are made of prayer,
and gravity knows your worth.


Date: 2022

By: Ellen Webre (19??- )