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"Under the Urban Sea"

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"her glasses kept the world from
slamming into her too hard as she dived into into: lakes of people flitting --
down sidewalks and across streets in front of behind around
buildings and floating through parks darting across roads and shooting out alleyways

crawling into cafes-- with lifeless eyes cold bodies brushing against one another in a sea of; drifting in a current up





down



left and right feeding on cigarette butts

and empty coke cand and packing soiled

napkins into briefcases; sucking up burnt pennies on the sidewalk roadkill; the empty cups rat-tat-rattling the empty stomachs rattling
empty hearts rattling


souls


rattling -- her feet scraped the bottom of it all





and she pushed off cut up- wards like a knife-rocket she took a deep breath and drowned.





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Rachael R. said...
Dec. 15, 2008 at 5:57 pm
Why thank you :) More can be found at my xanga: http://www.xanga.com/failure_in_training
 
Elisha said...
Dec. 12, 2008 at 10:59 pm
Incredibly crafted! The words are put together so perfectly, I can hardly take it.
 
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