Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

Tumbling - Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

there remain places here,
where tumbling rock slides
have rolled down
to spill over my edge.

I wonder if these sudden avalanches
might startle the stars?

the notion of stars
whirring off
in all directions,
like a frightened cover of birds,
is amusing, only because
the indifference of them
irritates me.

if only they could be held.
their skin would be as soft
as moonlight.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 13, 2011

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