Cornerstone Magazine Fall 2015 - Page 16

Wheel, London Sujay Natson ’16 Irrepressible Gyroscope STACIA JOY GRABBER I shanghaied myself But my shelf life Is running out I can’t stand stagnant any more ‘Cause they’re “Toe the line But don’t dare cross It’s bully, boys Just believe the boss Go under the knife ‘Cause life’s about Fitting in – that’s what you’re for.” No What you’re for? What you’re for? What you’re really for? Scintillate Elevate You daring, wild thing Raise your voice amid the noise But raise it up to sing Dance to the drum While they march to cope – For they’ve got to march to cope – For the world turns on to spinning out But you’ve turned to something more devout You irrepressible gyroscope Speed and pace Ladder rat race The time is now And now is all you have For stars align And oceans rise Empires fall And we realize Our tiny size and how We’ve somehow revolved into this havoc But What you’re for? What you’re for? What you’re really for? Scintillate Elevate You daring, wild thing Raise your voice amid the noise But raise it up to sing Dance to the drum While they march to cope – For they’ve got to march to cope – For the world turns on to spinning out But you’ve turned to something more devout You irrepressible gyroscope Axes shift and colossal breaks Along the deep fault lines of society Rock and sway Buckle and fade And yet And yet And yet… The gravity of your existence Transcends this ashen substance You have stardust in your veins Your inherited bearings will remain Despite the unsteady balance of this planet This mortal coil circles faster From disorder to disaster – Yet you spin in time but not in tune with this orbit For you are polarized By the one who designed The mere and vast intangible law of gravity You spin wild, fleeting, fast In your vapor-length solar path But your stability is founded in eternity You irrepressible, soul-bearing gyroscope Stacia Joy Grabber is an author of speculative fiction and currently in her second year of the RISD:CE Certificate program, concentrating in character design and book illustration. 18 CORNERSTONE Magazine