BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Himali Singh Soin, features poetry by Luke Woods and art by Soin.
When all we believe is thwarted and the only thing that is certain is uncertainty, we are left scaling shadows of illusory frames that contain vague lines of knowledge, limply stimulated. The poem reflects upon—with slight hyperbole—the sexuality of imprisonment and the stark numbness that follows when we are finally set free. The election in January left us simultaneously elated and mutilated, as our psyches began to fathom the future, the past. When time distorts, we are left “miming walls with fingers traced through space” . . .
– Himali Soin