my mind is

by Ilyana Kuhling

After E. E. Cummings

my mind is both
a noteless bottle afloat alone
adrift
Odysseus approaching impending nothingness
and the ocean itself,
the colossal dark
its obliterating emptiness
caustic solubility
my mind is the caliginous sea,
malignity
anything once living
has been left to die in me.

— from Juniper Volume 1, Issue 2