michael pacholski


Statue - Poem by michael pacholski

If everyone could cease
to see you at all
If everyone would suddenly refuse
the information of senses saying
“hey look who’s here”
If their ears would not prick up in the least
when your lips mouth your textbooks
and their eyes not radiate
at that chin and those clothes
the mouth not accept your taste!
you unperson
you unthing!
would you simply vanish?
and would my heart cease
skipping dozens of little beats
at the thought of
all of you
within me?

Would I cease my coughing
and my sputtering and blush
at the mere mention of your grace and name
if - just for you -
I could refuse
all the laws of physics
refuse the electric strain
cease all our thermodynamic longing
and walk straight through
your wall of skin
straight into a universe without you?
Would you then cease to merely play in my orbit?
Would you cease to be cool?
and just
for once
be naked?

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Statue by michael pacholski

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]