When You’re In Love With Tesla… by Christine Clarke

 

WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH TESLA

When you’re in love with Tesla
you’re a trapped particle
coiled around someone’s heart

tuned to their resonant frequency.

When you’re in love with Tesla,
magnets carry more weight.
You stumble into his force field
brown eyes and you are powerless

to resist.

When you’re in love with Tesla,
you’ve been split in half,
and any atoms that still shimmer

belong to him.

When you’re in love with Tesla
AC sounds a lot like save me.

 

Christine Clarke, Seattle, WA, is originally from Wisconsin, and has lived in the Seattle area for the past 25 years, where she divides her time between poetry and biology. Her poetry has received awards from the Seattle Public Library and Redmond Arts Council, and has appeared most recently in Clover and DMQ Review. She was a biologist for the Center for Wildlife Conservation, where she specialized in the genetics of keystone species of the Cascadia Bioregion. She was also a columnist for the IBA Newsletter, where she explored the complex relationships between humans, wildlife and nature. Christine is interested in poetry as reflection of our place in the world and as a medium for social change.

Copyright © 2014 by Christine Clarke

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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