Invisibility

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Invisibility

This morning’s fog deletes everything
trapped in its unrelenting presence;
undifferentiated grey erases horizons.

This particular mist is more than merely
droplets of suspended water; is more
than even the best poet’s metaphor.

This is the total and ultimate cloak
from which there can be no escape;
a haze which will never surrender to

sunrises beyond imaginary hillsides,
or tentative breezes across landscapes
of allegedly deep-forested valleys.

Movement through this fog requires
more than simple force of will. Nothing,
caught in this air, can even tremble.

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dVerse Poets
Open Link Night #281
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17 thoughts on “Invisibility

  1. you have encapsulated the thickness of fog which is intangible to the point of metaphysical
    “Nothing,
    caught in this air, can even tremble.”

    A remarkable poem and what a start to 2021

  2. Love this especially; “This particular mist is more than merely
    droplets of suspended water; is more than even the best poet’s metaphor.” Woww!!💝

  3. You’ve captured the essence of fog in this poem, Ron, weather I really enjoy, especially the fog that creeps in off the sea and rolls across roads like tumbleweed. I especially love: ‘undifferentiated grey erases horizons’ and ‘Nothing, caught in this air, can even tremble’.

  4. An excellent piece, comparable to Robert Frost’s fog poem. Your wordsmanship is off the chart (as noted). Your last line is killer.

  5. I almost feel like this is a state of being. Though I am invoking a poet’s metaphor, lol! Seriously, though I feel for people who can’t get up in the morning without feeling the suffocating fog. I had someone describe a panic attack to me before and it was like a fog that paralyzes, she said. Very eerie!

  6. I LOVE the idea of a fog so dense that it’s difficult to make one’s way through it.

    Movement through this fog requires…

    This was gorgeously penned, Ron.

    Yours,
    David

  7. “Nothing,
    caught in this air, can even tremble.”
    this is fantastic! a vividly descriptive image throughout, wraps it round and weighs you down, in quiet. Feels myslef leaching into the mist. so well done! 🙂

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