Altering the Mind of Gravity

By Hokis


Love cannot permeate the busy-brained heart, just

Ask the stretching-self-over-the-valley dendrite.

Muscle memories of

Icy, undertow moments from

Comrades and rivals, alike.

Time to decelerate, my small elliptical

Axis holds the revolving leash, I twist to see blue sky

Love lubricates the sheath; Synapse is free!

Hokis is an American poet of Armenian descent.  She is senior curator of Headline Poetry & Press, a regular contributor to Reclamation Magazine, and featured in numerous anthologies. Her debut collection "Unbecoming" is a poet memoir sharing her personal rise from political trauma. You can find more about her, her published work, and Unbecoming at

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