The Lightness of Frailty

POETRY FORMAT, 21 Nov 2016

Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service







Looking up, nothing
Like anything from here,
The constellations were unnamed,
The very curve of the heavens
Had no signature below,
Spaces led, irregular, to points,
To sheets of dark, oblivious

Why had I spent myself
Spinning my voice
Over your pale breasts,
Shielding your eyes and mine

How clear it has become
With so much wandering:
The lightness of frailty,
How divine


Emanuel E. Garcia is an American-born poet, novelist and physician who resides in New Zealand.


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One Response to “The Lightness of Frailty”

  1. Gary Corseri says:


    From constellations to pale breasts!

    Frailty and profundity!


    What more could one ask?