Immeasurables by Amanda Preston

Immeasurables

 

Withered willow tree—

dopamine deficiency,

a pond in winter.

 

Milk sugars, conscience, honey;

thick cream lightens strong coffee.

 

Obsidian pupils—

deep wells drilled into bedrock,

water nothing drinks.

 

Petrified wood black as coal,

living pulp transforms to stone.

 

Roots white as lightning—

nightcrawlers pulled from the earth

dried up with sunlight.

 

A mole burrows in the dark—

earth’s shadow swallows its sun.

 

Amanda Preston

 

Preston is an English professor at Eastfield College and working on a second Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas.

 

 

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One thought on “Immeasurables by Amanda Preston

  1. MOM says:

    Wish I could hear your voice reading your poem.

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