Motion me in.  I could
float out forever without
a reminder.  Emotion
is the quotient of loneliness
divided by distance,
with a remainder
too small to count
or broker.  Proffer
a valid gesture: a rope around
my waist, looped into
the world’s rotation.  It’s still
no solution, when two thirds
is ocean.


“Closure” won an Honorable Mention award in the Late Blooms 2007 annual contest, and originally appeared online at judge Lana Ayers’ website, October 2007.