Blind, a poem written by T.E. Maltba at Spillwords.com
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Blind

Blind

written by: T.E. Maltba

 

Unheeding tetherball severed in orbit
A rogue globe accelerating toward nearby fire
Warm jive of mortal radians
Illuminated, but ultimately scorched

Blackout—final whispers magnetic
The coronal mass ejection
Glow extinguished, short-circuited
There’s a smoky cloud as a cloak

Does it mask the truth?
Web of stagnant blood-red rivers
And charred iris underneath
Listen—silence

T.E. Maltba

T.E. Maltba

T.E. Maltba is a statistics Ph.D. candidate at U.C. Berkeley whose research lies at the intersection of machine learning and random dynamics. His working poetry collection Beyond Reason documents his experience with research, relationships, Asperger’s syndrome, mental health, and substance abuse. His work has been featured by Spillwords Press and Spectrum Publishing.
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