i tore a hole
in the universe
and found a hidden tunnel of light. a hundred mouths screamed down it and exploded it
with throbbing echoes.
shards of broken universe flew
out both ends of the tunnel
and in every direction fragments spun:
eve covered her eyes from the blinding whitelight,
time stopped its ticking,
neurons slowed to a halt,
ricefields sprouted wings,
liquid turned to bone,
street dogs melted into clouds.
a w a y.
i tore little holes
in my skin, and saw the universe again, burning and swirling redhot just under the
the flames spat out
a fat juicy strawberry. i took a bite and immediately knew i was eating my own heart.
my blood made me dizzy, i wheeled into space and
e x p a n d e d
my atoms p u l l e d a p a r t ,
like a record
to turn off.
scratch-thump. scratch-thump. scratch-thump.
Cherolyn Fischer lives in Minneapolis, MN. She strives to unearth the true nature of humanity through poetry and music. This is her first published work.