Untitled, for Colleen

stone

 

pressed

fractures appear first

ripple along fault lines

imperfectly sealed

forgotten

hairline harbingers foretell

this personal apocalypse

the moment of disintegration

catastrophic

explosive

a spectacle of brevity

 

dust

 

more pressure still

molecules vibrate

desperate

inanimate

searching for release

they find none

tiny particles cling

desperate

beneath the weight

begin liquefaction

smooth out

resistance complete

 pressure finds no quarter

cannot continue its downward inevitability

incompressible

released

 

Harder now,

this stone

this dust

this stone

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