The name for that cohesive force

Scientists tell us that,
without the presence of the cohesive force amongst the atoms that comprise this globe of ours,
it would crumble to pieces and we would cease to exist;
and even as there is cohesive force in blind matter,
so must there be in all things animate,
and the name for that cohesive force among animate beings is Love.

 

Mohandas Gandhi, 1920

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Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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