The Anatomy Of A Hug

Through an endless cycle of embrace
I will go beyond all lovers
And spin your world in reverse

Travel back to a time before myths
Reimagine the universe as the shape of our kiss





Until the core and mantle flake


Atlas held the celestial spheres on his shoulders
Now you hold them on your hips
And spin my world in reverse


This poem was a collaboration with Sirishty Thakur. Please, do yourself a favor and check out her amazing poetry on her blog: Thought Loop.

Β© 2021 Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman

47 comments on “The Anatomy Of A Hug

  1. Thanks Benjamin, it always fun working with you. You are creativeπŸ€—πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈ

  2. Wonderful collaboration . Well done. Truly enjoyed.πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•

  3. Secret Bree says:

    I love the powerful images you have both painted in this. Bravo, a stunning collaboration πŸ’œπŸ‘

  4. That is beautiful Benjamin!
    Blessings! ❀❀

  5. Beautifully expressed – such a powerful collaboration. πŸ™‚

  6. vintageblack says:

    Great collab!!! I enjoyed reading this, congrats to you both 😊

  7. Hasan Adan says:

    Great collaboration between you two and it was a joy to read. Awesome!

  8. So full of passion! And I love the structure you’ve chosen. 🌞

  9. crimsonposy says:

    Another lovely collaboration. 😍

  10. Chris Hall says:

    Fabulous collaboration! I love the sounds and the shape of this poem.

  11. HensBlooms says:

    Such a wonderful expression of hugs and feelings! Awesome poetry and a stunning collaboration

  12. Sunra Rainz says:

    A very sensual collab. I like the visual effect of it as well as the words. Well done! πŸ™‚

  13. Wonderfully expressed…loved the words….

  14. while reading this, I think my world is likewise spinning in reverse. It is so well expressed. :))

  15. Cassa Bassa says:

    Oh I missed this gem. I found out that over the period of Nov 2021 and Jan 2022, some blog new post notifications didn’t come across so I have missed many posts. This is one of them… πŸ˜”

    • Thanks! I really loved writing this piece with Sirishty! I appreciate her style and how she crafts her poems. Sorry, I haven’t been too active of late on here. I’ve been super busy on work, but hoping to return in the coming weeks. Hope you’re doing well! I’m certain you’re writing excellent things! I’ll try to check them out as soon as possible! πŸ™‚

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