Introspective Ramblings: “Destine”


Editor’s Note: Introspective Ramblings is Amherst Wire’s poetry column, dedicated to showcasing student’s creative work through a mixture of audio and visual components.




It was the space between us as it dissolved.
It was the ecosystems we carry in us

And it was how they rushed from one life to another, singing

Across my hand to the side of your face
How we were seamless.

It was the eyes-closed sway of every musician
When their song lays bare their heart

Timed with every chest-opening whirl of every drunken dancer, laughing
Because it was timed with every wave crashing into the stage and crumbling facade
It was how we let the hourglass we carried between us fall, so we could hold each other better.

And it was how when it shattered, roses grew from the sand

Weaving a foundation,

And how every note passed between us grew into walls

And it was everything in an instant.
It lives in the lines of my palms
the space under my rings
the corner of your eyes when you smile
the curve of your shoulders
and the space where I fit under your chin.
We’ll be home in a moment.


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