After Happily Ever After Wendy Taylor Carlisle


The Mass of an object does not change when an object's location changes. Its weight, on the other hand, does. The MathMol Hypermedia Textbook

A woman finds all ordinary vows
insubstantial and volatile as the breeze
that pours galvanic electricity
over her skin. In this paradigm, I-doís
have a common density
with fog no matter where she stands.
In some other landscape,
the aggregate force of an old litany
is caught in fingerprints, love-names. The almost-
forgotten caress is heavier in that location,
where once she lay down as part
of a couple, inside her a manís weight
measuring matter, the body of his concentration,
the pull of that gravity on her heart.


October 2003 2River