Filaments Fraying

Filaments Fraying

Rivulets on casement

remind :: 

                        // of the lifeforce

                                    running through our veins //

                        // of the double helix

                                    shared nearly completely //

                        // of the red thread

                                    connecting us—one to another //

                        // of the damp exhalations

                                    laden with an invisible fiend //

                        // of the brackish tears

                                    mourning so many millions lost //


This poem was written during a Viral Imaginations Ekphrastic Expression Workshop in response to Ana Trix’s painting, “Through the Window.”

About the Artist

Michele Mekel,  Centre County
Published:  August 19, 2021