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Maine sunday, 1813
He is afraid saying it
will make it a beached saying
crooning with shelled soldiers
ground against the bottom
like stones in a stomach.  Like whales
a marriage must surface, too,
sometimes found washed ashore
with baying gulls calling
like blackmailers that slicken
a man's grip.  Even a sea
smoothes down mussels,
indigestible stones and figureheads
with redundant poetics begging
to be laundered back to the surf
for one last tack.  The myth ran out
and an empty house was driftwood
to the dunes, knowing a larger tide
one day will crush it over the man
and build a rocking chair
out of his mauled sky.
He waits outside for a tail
to crest the waves.  
"I have ended it."
:icontherealneix:TheRealNeix 1 0
New Islands
Recently a mountain
floated past Panama
and washed ashore
and was discovered,
despite a pair of dim
eyes, by two ancient
chessmen ambling
along a burned up
beach in Florida.
And, though secretly
young, the mountain
from the sea with four
sea legs proclaimed in
a sonnet he would grow
older than the marshland
and cousin alligator, the
two rooks now greeting
him would beat his rugged
feet to the Fridgian tree line
groves, where they’d meet
Dido all a wand’ ring, scarcely
remembering her Punici lines.
Those rooks, with their long bills,
clamored up the Galapagosian
hills and rode the mountain further
up the shore to a salt crusted beach
house, home to the Spanish Kings.
There is a new lord with his hookbilled guards, gesturing
with swords to the sunken ships between here and Europa
forgotten and but a dark dream dredged up by an islander
with a pointy stick and a bellowing voice.
“I am still waiting for the Duchess of Haiti, Sun King!”
:icontherealneix:TheRealNeix 0 4
Through the
         pale glass on the
     shelf I
want to trace
     my finger along you
searing this shape
             into red wine
That fire
          on your crisp shoulders
is all
    and all
            I will decide to tell
them about when
             you send me
             back home,
my subscription to
            has just
run out.
:icontherealneix:TheRealNeix 0 4
Dido is driving on
county road 9
past the last defenses
they put up beside the
town’s water tower
where we enjoyed
more than just the summer time.
We are sitting in Syracuse
palm shade but rather it
is café cloth made so what
lies did you tell sis so
she would burn you down
in Mississippi style right
there on the blackened grain lined beach
and I knew one day a
man would set down in
the corner store and ask
about the little embers
cast like scarab beetles and
say his name was Hannibal and
I was wondering if you could sell me
a few saddles and some spears
because Elkhorn was just annexed down the road
and we could be next.  I am
counting all the scarab beetles
strangely clicking on the
gravel road as you come
wailing and on fire in my
At Carthage we have decided
to build a telephone pole
and stick it in the sand
so the elephants can feel
small, again.
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Ice Shelves
you simply need to stop
lying quietly with the
walrus clan.
it may be cold, and they ignited
thick an ironed sheet
but I insist:
the car will not wait forever
on the ice shelves (they are melting)
besides, soon it will be getting very
:icontherealneix:TheRealNeix 1 1
Darwin is tossing the iguanas back into the sea
on a stretch of land the cello has only imagined
like the flightless birds photographed in the
museum presided over by Hooke and the crazies
locked away in the country side all those years
ago before we rounded cape horn in a canoe and
tried to see as best we could how a dragon could
                                                                         fly into the sea.
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Cigs lit dimly, cracklin' in a tray.
Rhythm taps on the floor from shoes
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Skin is a simple green dress
upon which he lays his complaints.
smooth sheets of rock
house the hips of my mother
who once gave birth beneath
a Fig tree.
For him, multitudnous earths pivot--
for there were many earths once,
clotted and trapped, made from
blood fragments of dying red giants
in the cosmos-- stark and wet
with realization.
I am trying to let the exhaust
escape through airholes,
microscopic and multiple
that push open my eyelids
until my bare back is raw
with the scratches of pinpricks
at my fingertips from which
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Neal Gebhard
United States
Current Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
Favourite genre of music: jazz?
Operating System: Vista
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Skin of choice: doesn't matter what color.
Personal Quote: "How often it is that what appears most real to us is in fact not there at all"

I'm Around

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 22, 2009, 2:25 PM
Hey gang, I am sorry for not having much time to get on dA and post!!  I have been looking through my mountain of deviations, and I am loving what I am seeing!!  Thanks for sharing!  Some Neal Updates:

I have been job searching, a lot.  It is very tough, even though Nebraska is one of the least effected states in the US from the recession.  Still, I have hopes and will keep trying.  I am helping out at the volunteer bike repair shop, doing some minor repairs and learning stuff about bikes.  Speaking of bikes, we just completed our 5th bike tour across the state a few weeks ago!!  It was a ton of fun!  Very windy, hilly, and lots of food and good company.  The art show, which happened back in May, was a huge success.  Loads of people stopped by and got to see my photos and my friends' work.  It was awesome!  Thanks to all who came (again!).  

I am currently in Pennsylvania for the week visiting TrixieBelden, aka MOM, and it is a blast.  We just laugh and laugh!  We are both taking summer courses, so we're pretty busy.  I am in a nature literature course which is shaping up to be a really great time!  We are reading "Flight of Iguana" by David Quammen, and it is awesome.  What a writer!  Any rate, I had better cut this short.  I hope you are all well and the summer is going great.  Please drop by and see some of my new work, and I will do the same for you!  Cheers!!!

-Neal Gebhard

  • Listening to: Kendo



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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the fav, your works are awesome btw! :)
Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding some of my weapon projects to your favorites.
TheRealNeix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
No problem :) They're beautiful :)
LidiaVives Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thx for the fav!! :D <3

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Mithros42 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for the support~ <3
TheRealNeix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
mysteriumtremendum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
looking good. +
TheRealNeix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
thanks :)
Mandimoomoo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeeeey! :woohoo:
we need to take more eye pics soon! :)
you need to show me some hot spots around campus too, i've already found a few of my own on east campus but i haven't taken my camera over yet
hope to see more of your work soon :D
giovannacoppola Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
My good old friend! :aww:
If I were you, I would check your inbox. :D
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