Thursday, May 8, 2014

conchoidal fracture

This term, conchoidal fracture, stuck in my head for days after it appeared in my stacked poem from the Tweetspeak Poetry Meet-Up workshop, then wove its way into the verse below. 

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in the absence of a

natural plane of separation

     (no inherent weakness

      to the structure)

obsidian heart


at the point of impact

(either as the intended target

or a random landing 


shock waves splay

from the bulb of percussion

radiating ripples over

the once-glassy