‘Gravity Gone’

by Joel Fraser

We beat in time to a rhythmical pulse
Attracted to permanence, after all
Yet in time will come a rhyme that rings false
And the well-built walls of life start to fall

Gravity gone, I simply dissipate
Innate need for form, now unsatisfied
Ground yourselves, cling on, avoid what awaits
With gravity gone all I see is lies

A sky full of doubts; answers I once knew
Collapse inwards and their lanterns go out
Stars that were once so bright, now where are You?
The crowd around raise a collective shout

A voice in unison, linked by a force
That binds us – the boundless – steadies the ground
A discord remains, the natural laws
Of before seem changed, new music finds sound

Without the restriction of four-beat time.
Within the stars an explosion alights,
Brighter, renewed. Within the dissonant rhyme,
Lies the ambivalence that brings true sight:

Gravity gone, we rise into the night

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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