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Some look up
to glimpses of blue
through the gray,
others back
to lost words
and forgotten meanings,
others still within
to the hues and shades
of hope yet uncovered.

Me?
I only need look
into the ever-growing
depths of your eyes
to find salvation.

(dtn)

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Time’s no one’s friend and no one’s enemy

I have traced every shadow across your faces for some hint of how the years ahead will press and pull the crevices and fragility, but no matter how long I stare the visage eludes me.

Someday years from now I’ll look back on today and see how these innocent and unbridled smiles came to be the crafted smirks of grace, amazed at how you were once as you are now, and by then I’ll all but have forgotten how the street only goes one way and how many hours I spent in vain trying to force the flow against time itself.

(dtn)

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Sacrificial melodies

I know all this
could never be
enough, but
sacrificing today
for tomorrow
is a mountain
too ambitious
for a Monday.

(dtn)

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The end is nigh

So? What of it?
It’s not as if the sky is caving in,
or the seas turned to mounds of salt,
or the idea of cookies no more.
Come morning it’ll be worthless.
Disgusting, even. Then what?
Either way it’ll be tossed out.
So what does it matter if it’s got
rabbits instead of princesses?
It’s a diaper, for cryin’ out loud.
Stop making a fuss and put it on.

(dtn)

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Another day 

There are bones and there are words,
neither more disenfranchising,
yet both so much less enlightening
than the sound of tears falling in love.

Better to have a loving logic
than to love logic over corners
and shadows, for tones and hues
are much more nimble there.

It’s not the stillness of night we fear
but the stiffness of an end to opportunity,
the finality of the day’s regrets and hopes
we find so hard to fit within our matrix.

If I were a breeze passing through
would I care what once set me free
or what blockades and treachery
await me there in the horizon’s jaws?

Ask me again tomorrow and we’ll see.

(dtn)

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You are 

You are a ladder

A burden

The weight
++translated
++into muscle

You are a string

A melody

A parade of clouds
++marching along
++to an addicting beat

You are a shadow

A suspicion

Eternal life through
++unforgettable smiles
++and unbridled joy

You are nothing

Everything

As tangible
++as a laugh
++++or love
++but twice as effective

(dtn)

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Mr Funky Feet and his jazz groove say hello

Just like
the inescapable need
to dance
in midsummer rain,
no one gets you
or where you find
such endless smiles.
And that’s something
to be proud of.

(dtn)

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