This inertia isn’t destructive,
we’re just less passive than raindrops.
Through the living room window, I saw the taxi pull up,
but I couldn’t leave.
like a grappling hook,
sunk through the skin of my chest.
Plummeting towards earth,
a billion molecules when I hit the surface.
The Landscape We Left on Each Other by Lauren Elle DeGaine is a Blasted Tree collection of poetry.
ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-37-0
Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer