Impossible in Spaceports

Artwork by Grace Blake
Artwork by Grace Blake

first:

suspend time-zones & air-condition
the environment
them melbourne-mumbai clocks on white-washed walls
in integer hour intervals
begin to non-exist
& nationhood in limbo
evaporates
 
isolate & categorize, adopt disbelief
take care brother
only neon in transit spliced
jangling lights
think celebrate
it remains

 
second:

the emerald lights arrive
them crimson bulbs instead mean empty
doubt becomes the nature of instinct
I say open the mind
because in the region between the impartial & the other
obtains the discussed object
 
open the possibility
one must remain
even the empiricist treats his own beliefs
as in a constant state of flux

 
third:

outside the geography unchanged
but discontinuous
pungent the air
& the possible destinations burn the delicate
mucus membranes
the outsider suffers
the-looking-in complex
only in boarding does the wave function collapse
& people realize where is your next stop madam
zero identity
who cares the dead-eye deadbeat travellers
 
the real skeptic knows
this conditional empiricism
leads to impossible belief
all different the same

 
 

About Anupama Pilbrow 3 Articles
ANUPAMA PILBROW studies mathematics at The University of Melbourne and is co-manager of Sibboleth Poetry Reading Group. She received the 2016 Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship for her poetry manuscript the ravage space, a work dealing with Asian diasporic experience in Australia. Her work has been published in local and international poetry journals.