Approaching Emptiness

we wanted to feel anxious
hyperventilate and hide
as objects near the speed
of light, approaching emptiness
our energy and hands
were infinite.

© Ben Ditmars 2016

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Image Source: Flickr with animation by LunaPic

 

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Lost and Found by Maria Savva

Maria Savva has a new book of short stories coming out on March 18th and it’s currently available for pre-order. You will definitely want to check it out. Let’s face it, the Ben Ditmars seal of approval goes a long way 🙂

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Lost&Found_FB Cover_V1“Human nature is not neat and predictable.

What makes us betray a loved one?
Can isolation lead to irrational behaviour?
Why do other people’s lives always look more appealing?

Ordinary people living ordinary lives, torn apart by regret, remorse, and deceit. We’re all stumbling through life together. This collection of stories shows you the Lost and Found among us.”

The book is currently available for pre-order on Kindle.
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Kindle release date is 18th March 2016.
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Find more about Maria Savva:

Composed of Crying

I have often wondered what tears look like
underneath a microscope, until I saw
how tears of grief were not glass shards,
those of hope did not skip like stones
or dance as I imagined tears of laughter,
flowing past a nonexistent bridge
composed of crying for the souls
we can’t replace.

© Ben Ditmars 2016

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Photograph Courtesy of Kim Stapf

Read her blog here.

Book Review: Flashes of Emotion by Augustine Sam

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Flashes of Emotion

by Augustine Sam

4/5 stars

Flashes of Emotion by Augustine Sam has a classical edge, yet feels current in its raw energy. Poetry simply put is not like this anymore, which makes it all together unique and refreshing. I enjoyed the deep description and rhythm as they are quite different from my own writing. You won’t find words or thoughts like these at slams, or online, therefore it is well worth your time.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*