In Substance


Each life, a single note
a small vibration in brief
disturbance of the force.

A blip of energy travels
through the substantial
world on its way to
insubstance — and


This poem was written in response to Apiary Lit’s April 18 prompt on metaphor, as well as Poetic Asides prompt to write a poem about either life or death (or maybe both here.) NaPoWriMo’s prompt suggested coming up with a neologism, which “insubstance” is, believe it or not. I’m using it as the noun form of insubstantial.




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