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the pavement is cracked
a metaphor for chipped
coffee-stained teeth
and you’ll ask for any
distraction to shield yourself
from the scrutiny

even in this breaking
this entering
this sharpening of sound
you discover elements of self
that no periodic table
could ever chart

the doves speak gossip
ask you what you think
of the bruised apples
society deems you invalid
but you have never been
so present, so aware

within the bustle of
the shape-shifting station
you travel back to yourself
and find the sense of calm
you’d been chasing for ages
but could not grasp

pour light into the wound
pour yourself out
onto the sidewalk
let them never think
you shied away from
the hard things

the world couldn’t ask
for a better version
of you, or you it
your brightest self
steps before the window
and your mouth lifts
Odds are meant to string together to portray one sort of image and evens another. A dichotomy between hope and despair. 
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RaeginSongs Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Outstanding work. 💕
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Writer
I'm reading this days later, and glad I did! I love the last two sections the most, the hope. "pour light" - "lift.." great images. Congrats on the feature! Work like this is becoming a little scarce. You pull it off very nicely. Thanks.
dolores5 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! <3
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done!!
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!!! :iconflyingheartsplz:Love:iconflyingheartsplz:
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! :heart:

Congrats on the DD! :)
Ellysiumn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on ur DD!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: 
BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017   Writer
Hope and dispair are much closer cousins than most think.... This poem ended on a sharp and succinct note.... again, the echo effect.  Well done, my friend.  :)
Sleyf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Thanks so much for writing so beautifully.
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A very clever piece.
question-deeper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
this is insightful, deep and beautiful - very moving. I am literally taking off my hat!

I like the idea of odds/evens....number and such distinct simple concepts are written into the fabric of all we are. I'd love to take this further but right now...I am pouring myself as I can, but understandably also all over the place...which is novel but good although I don't always end up where I expected.

That said my initial thought is - I don't care if they remember and see that I once shied away from all things. I was only a child who knew fear and the unknown - and what better way to shine as liquid gold drenching the streets than to remind everyone you were once lead and turned it inside out?

In fact if the hyena's and jackals want to judge me, I shall put on a nice show of being quite useless for them...and they will leave, smug, having never even conceived of just how wrong they were and how much of a secret they missed out on....
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