"Under the Urban Sea"

September 1, 2007
By Rachael Robinson, Dacula, GA

"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


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


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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This article has 2 comments.

Rachael R. said...
on 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...
on 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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