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