Poem by Caleb Coy

 

The Integrity of Objects

The integrity of objects
As in Golden Gate Bridge
As in a bicycle well being
Whole while ridden upon

So to move as intended
as in complete, moving
or still to withstand as
intended, undiminished,

A bowl on a table, a ball
in the air, all things with
atoms shaking, all things
as only one thing at all.

I inspect, if I am a whole
being out of integrity with
myself, a part diminished,
if the answer I withstand.

 

Caleb Coy lives in Christiansburg, VA with his wife and two sons. He has a Masters in English from Virginia Tech. His work has appeared in The Common, Streetlight, and Contemporary American Voices.

Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.

 

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