• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 09
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Chemical Engineering

You create form with avoidance—
it seems important
to distract me
from the empty disguise—

Who wears this costume?
What is really between
the lines that separate
electricity from skin?

The artifice is compounded
by your answers
to my questions—
comparing apples to the moon

I unmend
the holes
that are still
covered with words

but the proper sequence
escapes me⁠—
I can’t remember
the spells that connect

bone to spirit,
circuit to thought⁠—
we spin into gravity,
becoming unglued