The Weight of Death by Fabrice Poussin

She woke in the midst of a vanishing darkness
to feel but the irresistible pull of the dark entity
like an incubus upon her womb
it crushed her soul with the power of infinity.

Galaxies gathered upon her breast
chasing the breath from the gentle soul
as she held her arms in a plea
for another moment to contemplate her fancies.

The body forced onto the frigid slab
she sensed the icy embrace journey through her veins
child yet she wondered why it was so
that in a moment her dust would sink into oblivion.

She attempted a final struggle with fate
swallowed by a vertiginous vacuum
but soon silence wrapped her little heart
and I could converse with her no more.
Photo by Rahul on

About the Poet:

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.  

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