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Verticality



Allow me to introduce
Allow me to reproduce
A fascinating phobia
A lyrical hysteria

Razor-fresh
Creamy legs undo
Humiliation
What it does to you

Are you sick yet?

D
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O
P

N
A
H
U
H
U
L
O
G

Dream on, are you falling?
On the wings of a steel bird
Are you breathing?
Your palms in Zen
Can't tell you when
It's all going to end

On a rock face dared
By ropes and cams
Grip the stones' edge
Fear breaking dams
Unleashing reservoirs of cool
Bucketloads of drool
As they wait for you to fall

>>>>>dear god, the train of thought derailed
>>>>>sweaty palms curtailed
>>>>>pause, the universe tells you now

If this steel machina malfunctions
Can anybody do anything?
We can flap our featherless arms
As we careen 10 g's over farms
Futility and fear battle
In this head, in this heart rattle
They cannot occur in the same space
Humility puts you in your place



I am powerless against verticality.


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sumalangitnawa
july 30, 2001
yeap.

don't leave me high
don't leave draaaaa-y

feelin funky.
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locussolus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2001
i was too silly before. maybe i got m. and the dragon mixed up or something? great poem.
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blondeoverblue Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2001
Beautifully done! LOL you have a way with words :D (Big Grin)

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faithwalker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2001  Student Photographer
You command words and they dance
You suggest them to move and they spin
you put pen to paper
(or finger to keyboard)
and a silent symphony plays.

You are a Maestro,
yes.... Maestro Mari.

Beautifull writing again!

Faithwalker

Grow

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jsenn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2001
Whoa, it is most difficult to see you like this. I wanted to walk past, Mari, (diamond eyes) and isn't that dastardly of me...I am sorry, for I saw you sink and felt, suddenly, no strength to lift you, forgive me, we will both sink together and where is ruth? The thing you fear, as you grip the stone edge, oh, I hear you say it...you already know. Machines are not supposed to fail...they do. Love is not supposed to fail. "in this heart rattle" is the most desparate sound I've ever heard you write. Humility, yes puts us in our place, but the place has no restorative power, no rope, no chain, no lifeline. god I hate this, there is no other thing we can do but crawl out and walk away. I wish I had mighty words for you, I do so wish that.
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