The World to Come.
She’s enabled me to travel in time,
To project myself into a future where
She looks to us for explanations,
For answers to The Big Questions
About life, death, and the connective
Tissue of love stretching between them,
Answers I ponder here in the fragile present
Where you lie sleeping next to me,
Where I imagine her voice
In the slow cadence of your breathing,
An echo of the world to come,
A world where,
On my heart’s lower frequencies,
I can already hear her sing.
Adam Gibbs is a writer and poet originally from Sidney, Ohio. His poems have won the Tipp City Arts Council’s annual contest in 2015 and 2016, and honorable mention in the Hayner Cultural Center’s 2016 contest. He currently lives in Grove City, Ohio, with his wife Lindsay and their baby girl on the way.