Poem by Roxy Dunn (UK)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 41
Poem selected by Ingrid Valencia for the Ofi Press/ YPN collaboration competition
Image: "Cubes" by Echiner1.
There are six definitions of space.
There is the expanse of your empty flat with my belongings in one corner of your wardrobe.
There is the interval of time between my kiss and your lips’ response.
There is the region beyond the Earth's atmosphere you read about every night.
There is the fixed three dimensions of our planet in which you are bound to live.
There is the room to live, think, and develop without another person.
There is the blank gap of the words I do not want to write.
And what all of these tell me is:
Gravity is all that holds you here. And that is not enough.