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i live (i was elected so).
i haven’t any following.
i’m not made real by kneeling here,
before the pond leaves’ absolution.

inside each glen
that carves in elms,
the space is uninheritable.
the times are theirs, though i keep watch.

i feather in november mud
where i am bedfast,
where i am lightproof.

i try to sing the songs i’ve learned,
ordain a ministry in the brush
and transmute the world into some medium,

if even just a mandate of one
where i am relevant
and ever heard

(from).
i'm tired.

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:iconpiscesandthediamonds:
Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gosh :faint: :heart:
That first line is just so strong and relatable.

"The times are theirs but I keep watch" :heart: wow.

:"Lightproof."

"A ministry in the brush and transmute the world into some medium" :heart:

The ending is a little sad...
I just love the way you have described this place.

Loved this :heart:
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Writer
:hug: i appreciate your attention, as always. it's so good to hear from you. Thanks for coming by. :heart:
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Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
Lovely, Shane, lovely. And Sharp. And Honest.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Writer
Thanks so much Debjani. Honesty is my only poetic axiom.
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katrinamar13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the title :) this is beautiful.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Writer
Thanks!
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riparii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Something about being bedfast and lightproof is very compelling.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Writer
Cool. I've found some use for my relative lack of corporeality. :heart:
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:iconriparii:
riparii Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Let me know if you need to borrow a thumbtack.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Writer
why, so i can use it to verify sensory perception relative to physical stimuli? or did i miss it?
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:iconriparii:
riparii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
That's not a bad idea.
But really I was thinking to tack yourself
to a bulletin board so you don't float away.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Writer
Well, two dimensions are better than none.
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:iconriparii:
riparii Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Glass half full type of thing, good attitude.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Writer
The glass is half full, but of what, I wonder.
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vespera Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I *love* the title/screen shot and pairing it with this poem :D
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Writer
Thanks! :)
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
seen as quite sublime and a bit optimistic
in a lazy sort of way... and very easy to hear.

:)pip
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Writer
Thanks pip. :)
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yupper! :nod:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not enough :sun: this time of year.
...find places of peace and rest.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Writer
Good advice. Thanks.
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Writer
I'm tired, too.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Writer
:heart:
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