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the circle

Author: fallingingreen
ASL Info:    18/f/missouri
Elite Ratio:    3.56 - 136 /141 /34
Words: 204
Class/Type: Poetry /Misc
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*inspired by John Burnside* i decided to give myself an exercise.. using one of the subjects he wrote on i followed his format and made my own. it's supposed to help break you out of writer's block, and learn how to use differant tones. although you all know how i hate formats. meh. . hope you enjoy what i came up with.. and if you hate it- hey that's cool too.

the circle

i have visited the spot
where thoughts begin;
people floating in the air, tall trees,
streets crowded with nothing
but lost souls
and broken wars
although you might perceive it differently:

a dry city, with falling roofs
the shade of tapioca,
the inside of a demolished car
shining with the glint
of empty sunlight,

although your neighbor would again see
the children caught in frozen swings,
the scent of chocolate,
the dying grass
changing in the shadows,

even though this place is always the same,
the one pleasure:
finding yourself waking
in the arms of a lover
pressed together so tightly it hurts,

or maybe stop and realize
the bees flying above
turning into themselves
before settling on light petals,

and this is the knowledge we gain alone
it stays with us,
a monster like distance, stealing away
today's small wonder,

you'll find yourself
in a dark hole or icy cave,
the stinging smell of spring,
meeting with opposite ends,

and come to see you were never yourself
for your entire life,
lost to where you really were, like a stranger,
wandering under the moon, too afraid to question.

Submitted on 2006-05-02 08:15:30     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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