MAGNETISM

photo credit: oskay via photopin cc

photo credit: oskay via photopin cc

Magnetic force acts at a distance.
I dreamed this a thousand times.

You’re there, under the orange night sun.
Eyes lock fervently.
Electricity charges the atmosphere.
I pinch myself, but you remain.

We look so different now and yet the same.
Like magnets of opposite poles, I feel the familiar pull.

Do I resist?
Can I resist?

The metallic heart beneath my skin has a hollow, irregular beat.
This magnetic field under the street lamps makes it hum a dangerous tune.

How can one possibly calculate the attraction at work here?
Force equals induction squared times the area of–it’s no use.
I navigate life through feelings, not math.
And my compass is askew.

The distance between us closes.
Pole connects to pole
in a sudden
magnetic|moment.

The street lamps flicker in the wake of the impact.

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