Mawi Sonna

Griever

They say the only country in deep space
is where the last refrain is in a traveler’s eyes


light
               the laughter of a black hole
               that escaped its own darkness.


I believed in the divine as the only answer
and sacrifice

 

               as the only means of acceptance
yet
               I learned to love the silence


left behind in rubble and waste, an observatory
of prayers


               laced with curiosity of the eternal
               where suffering begins in stillness


and ends in motion, as if


perhaps
               memory becomes
               a gravity worthy of faith in God


where before everything
there was only Existence

I am a Kansan and a graduate student (Seaton Fellow) at Kansas State University. My poems have appeared in Touchstone Literary Magazine, The Underground, and others. Along with writing poetry, I enjoy spending time with my cat, Sebastian, and planning my next adventure.

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