The Not Knowing

 

"Not knowing" is

the mystery that

makes life worth

investigating.

 

A latent trembling

curl sits tendrils

around my heart.

 

Its shoots strain

upward to entwine

my mind, stealth

downward to enwrap

my gut.

 

I close my eyes.

 

I have a clock ticking

on my life here.

 

Inhale.

 

Pray.

 

So each day

I try to make something

better-like

pruning the hibiscus.

 

Exhale.

 

Edited by Venus Davis. Words by Gigi Voxland and Cora Liderbach.