Becky Jaffe

The atom is mostly empty spacethe human body mostly waterthe universe more void than formthe matter we perceive as substancemore absence than presence
True to form, youare more echo than soundmore aftershock than shudderthe afterglow from your embers radiates intonothing

Becky Jaffe is an ardent admirer of grasshoppers, lichen, opossums, and the infinite permutations of DNA. This is her first poem.