Gravity’s End

This booklet of speculative poetry was published by Steve Sneyd’s Hilltop Press in 1997. I have a few copies left for sale, but otherwise it is no longer available.

                               Gravity’s End

Imagine if you will
that the Earth were
hollow at its centre,
pleasantly cool; forget
the core of liquid iron.
There would be space
for us to float there
or push off the sides
to land again gently.
Of course there would
have to be air there,
perhaps piped down
from the cratered
surface, like our lives.

For food we’d have
imagination
if nothing else.
Free-fall visions
of gravity’s end,
the edge of the universe:
imagination
rising free.

 

Poem © Gavin Salisbury 1996

Cover art © Dr John Light 1997

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