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i believed in a god once,
prayed to him for a whole week,

i swear, the south is a place of
mundane beauty, written on the
alabaster walls in parentheses

he was silent; you were too


sometimes it's people that i fear most,

millions of years of millions of cells
of millions of bodies,

edged up against the cliff so that
the icy breeze howls on the arch of our
blueprint vertebrae,

the ooze of manifest evolution, we rose
from the slime of the sun and ran
blindly into nuclear tomorrow

the worst we could do is be forgotten


listen, i've been trying to find a way
to make myself content with dying,

we're sacred, temple deities to homeostasis,
watching the summers drain down
with a glass of cool lemonade,

at night, my insides glow like fireflies

i'm made of stardust,
and i'll tell you a secret:

you are too
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blindcalicocat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed this and how truly well written it was.
Ravel22 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Nice well written/abstract & encouraging-which I need now-so do most folks!
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
really, this is amazing :heart:
congratulations on the DLD, lovely being :tighthug:
SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Writer
Wonderful piece full of simple but elegant imagery.  Each section gives the reader something a little different to think about.  I love this!  Congratulations on the DLD.
sincebecomeswhy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful poem. :)
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here. Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
successwithhonor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
thank you! :coffeecup:
solis-ortus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Writer
this is really great. omfg. those last 3 lines. 
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