Words under vertigo

like a falling debris from a construction site

slowly committing suicide as it touches

the ground, again I looked up


to witness how words magnetized the tongue

to remain silent as if under oath,

the oath to abandon solitude


in its imprisoned cradle humming a familiar

song only the heart understands unless

the words are triggered to end,


to end the reign of fear inside the brain,

twisting and distorting the reality until

words under vertigo.

Published online March 26 2014.

April Mae M. Berza is a member of Poetic Genius Society. Her poems and short stories appeared in numerous publications in the United States, Romania, India, Japan and the Philippines. Nominated in 2012 International Who’s Who in Poetry, her poem was broadcast on IndoPacific Radio. She lives in the Philippines.

Forces to Bear: The Reculturalization of Canadian Poetry cover image

This piece was published in ‘Forces to Bear: The Reculturalization of Canadian Poetry,’ the Winter 2014 issue of CV2.

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