Matt Curtis, “Helium”

Helium

Photo by Gerry Gomez_For Helium by Matt Curtis

© Gerry Gomez

by Matt Curtis

I siphoned you

into latex balloons:

ruby, sapphire, and emerald

tied with golden strings. 

You are the first by-product

of the stars, the reason

the sun started spinning.

 

I let the last balloon

slide through my fingers

and into the sky,

your chemistry so simple

earth doesn’t have

the gravity to hold you.

 

I watch

until the sun blinds me: staying

for now

where I belong.

Bio

Matthew Curtis is a creative writing student attending Salt Lake Community College. He dabbles in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and the spaces in between. He graduates this year and will transfer to Brigham Young University in the fall. He is continually inspired by what he does and does not know.

 

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