“Hope Is The Thing With Lobster Claws Threatening” — assemblage by AleXander Hirka

Words Falling Vertically

“Not everything that falls, rises!”— Zena Kōan ™ ©

I wrote
a sentence
that alluded to nothing—

but midway
it mentioned
the ethereal nectar of sorrow

and so I fractured it
and stacked the words
upon a page
I have
a poem writ!


The Home for the Horizontally Challenged commissioned* this piece for their in-house publication—“Poesy If All Else Fails”.

* For every clap I get here on Medium they will buy me a slice of Joe’s Pizza.

© AleXander Hirka 2020. All Rights Reserved.

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