The Chasm
© 2000 Glynne MacLean
Published in Niederngasse, The Journal of Winning Poetry - Issue 6 July 2000, Great Plains Publishing & Poems Niederngasse April 2000 issue

Words dropped
into a void
without echo
or response

Fingers grasping
at musty air
catching darkness
retrieving nothing

Sounds gobbled by silence
questions without reverberation
thoughts devoured
by the vanishing point

The chasm detains,
oblivious of time
devastating and
quiet.


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