Always been falling

Wir alle fallen.—Rilke

I never understood those astronomers
that the moon has always been falling
four billion years without cease

How far can I keep falling
or the single mother
living with two children and three diagnoses on the fourth floor
or the forgotten who are already in the sub-basement?

No one commands us to leave our orbit
A locked-down city is our god

Every expectation is automated
But execution cannot be sated

We regard one another
and demand to be autonomous

not to be atomized
by the ideology of North
which has split more minds than atoms

You don’t tune my antennae

I ride the frozen darkness pure magnetic

I survive on my angular momentum

Andy Oram
October 3, 2023