Poem – Suspended (By Austin Alexis)


I pushed through a revolving door

and stepped

into a dimension new to me,

a realm without gravity’s pull–

absent the physical.

For a few seconds, the cosmos

adopted me, dissolved my skin,

made me one with it,

poured itself into me.


I pushed through a revolving door

and instantly there was no floor.

The me I used to know was gone,

consumed in a transcendent storm.


Author Bio:

Austin Alexis has published in The Ledge: Poetry and Fiction, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry Pacific (Canada) and elsewhere.  His Privacy Issues (Broadside-Lotus Press, Wayne State University Press distribution )received the Madgett Poetry Award.