Read Me

Read Me

I am a poem.

Read me

and you'll shrink.

You'll notice

your own

insignificance

as you marvel

at the majesty

of the macrocosm.

The sky will

swallow you

with its infinite cloak;

You'll lose your footing

on the tumbling ground,

and the moon

will turn

its face.

 

I am poem.

Read me

and you'll grow.

You'll expand

beyond the horizons

of everything

you've known.

Mountains

will turn to atoms

and you'll eat six planets

before breakfast.

You'll sit at the centre

of your own solar system;

The cosmos will bathe

in your light.

I am a poem.

Read me

and you'll never

be the same again.

 

I am a poem.

 

Read me.

by Joshua Seigal