I didn't know

how many muscles

a body can have

until tonight.

I didn't know

one can dwell in Eden

if there is no god

until a year ago.

I thought I knew

one can fall from grace

any time

without relief

or justification.

But I didn't know

what it means to descend

and how long the road,

and to where,

to crash or land,

I still don't know.


◄ In Absentia

Balancing act ►


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Wed 3rd Feb 2016 16:21

Thank you Adam :)

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Adam Whitworth

Sun 31st Jan 2016 15:49

Another fine write Celia. You do write so very well, bringing welcome and valuable thought to a readers fumbling mind.

Sonia Gupta

Thu 3rd Dec 2015 11:45

I am so into your work! Brilliant

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Tue 30th Jun 2015 23:42

Thanks for the comments. I like it when poems bring about exchanges like this - not just about style, but about life experience. And yes, I suppose one cannot know, during the descent, or at best just have an intuition.

Lynn Hamilton

Fri 26th Jun 2015 13:11

Hi Celia. I really enjoyed this piece. x

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