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Published: January 8, 2010
Light leaks
from cuts carved
across the static sky

By satellite:
Signal-ships sent
in search of new worlds

(and old lovers)

Long-lost to
rocket-fuel run-off

As Heavens burn
in halo-burst.
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Updated: 08/01/2010 @ 11:35
Project2010: 013 of 375 (January 7th)
#LITplease: Launch Contest



Just a short ditty about space and love and loss, and the dangers of ambition.
There's probably a little slice of Solaris in this piece but that wasn't at all intentional.

I look out of my window far too much, it would seem.
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I've got that old 2 am feeling eloquence drowned in brandy wine spirits my veins, makes my words go boisterous and damn, my poetry sounds brilliant thundered back to me from the bricks spinning under my head. I am at war with the worlds sliding down my walls this evening and stars from the gutter look ferocious, battering the sky with the unpinned glory of gods and my random lunacy ricocheting and left dancing through the trees' black lace like the brash kiss of armageddon....
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effulgence.
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Comments (17)
AlecBell's avatar
You've managed to create a spacey, enigmatic air, with the bare minimum of words

:heart:
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arctoa|Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment; it's appreciated.
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AlecBell's avatar
My pleasure.
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InfinityOnTheRun's avatar
beautiful work. :heart:
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arctoa|Student Photographer
Thank-you, it's appreciated.
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insomaniac55|Hobbyist Writer
Well you killed my desired to do a space-inspired launch poem. Great work.
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arctoa|Student Photographer
Ahah, well, I'm glad you like it.
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oneofthose-rachels's avatar
this is gorgeous.

'Light leaks
from cuts carved
across the static sky'


:heart:
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arctoa|Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment, it's appreciated.
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JaredPLNormand's avatar
My favorite so far. I'm enjoying your work. Keep it up; only 356 more days to go!
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arctoa|Student Photographer
Hahah, thank-you. If I make it through even January I'll be impressed, mind-you.
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brennennn's avatar
great meaning to this one. deserves more attention. :heart:
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arctoa|Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, it's appreciated.
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corvidophiliac's avatar
I prefer Sunshine, but then, I can't remember if I've actually seen Solaris.

I'd say that it might do to be outside your window instead of viewing the world from it, but sometimes it's as close as you can get --- and, sometimes, you see much more from there.
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arctoa|Student Photographer
It's a visual master-stroke; well, they both are. I was mesmerised by it even though the story itself is fairly formulaic.
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corvidophiliac's avatar
Formulaic like your face.


If we're talking about horses, that is.
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I thought we were talking about science-fiction. :c
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