Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts

How Far Can You Fall?

by Mel Kenne

Until you hit something
or until something strikes you.
Then we may say your fall is broken.
Or else we may say you’re broken by your fall.

How far you can fall
is a matter of weight and mass,
of how both may come all at once to matter,
and of your sense of gravitas and gravitation,
in determining where and when
you’ll finally come to rest.

For the rest is finally only speculation,
even if it seems, sometimes,
that that is all.