Lost Art MAG

October 5, 2013
By EthicalDilemma SILVER, San Luis Obispo, California
EthicalDilemma SILVER, San Luis Obispo, California
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you left behind a mass of blankets
amidst the remains of your baby clothes
a cocoon of which you were queen

but when I unraveled the blankets,
there were spiders
and a dent in the down
where you'd laid your head

I remember we used to build forts
out of the thin sheets and paint dropcloths
you sat in the doorway and sang instructions
and when it was done
we pulled the blinds shut
and lay within our fortress
unreachable
like the stars
whose simulacrum we made
using fluorescent lights

I tried to build a fort last night
and found I couldn't
without the murmured directions in your lilt
the skills were not there
when I needed them most

It's funny
how the things you need most
are never there



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tiley said...
on Oct. 12 2013 at 6:20 am
Lost Art! This Title Is Just Too Apt!! Yeah, It's  funny how the things you need most are never there  

tiley said...
on Oct. 12 2013 at 6:15 am
Have No Words....Exquisite:**
@EthicalDilemma: Dear,I've interpreted it in my way but can you interpret this beautiful piece of art from your side too..It would be much more interesting that way..More Perception,More Ways To Achieve Perfection ,This is what I think... Regards Tiley

on Oct. 12 2013 at 12:51 am
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
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Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

Beautiful just beautiful. I love every line. The way you did that ...just wow

on Oct. 11 2013 at 10:06 pm
EthicalDilemma SILVER, San Luis Obispo, California
8 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Thanks! Check out my other work too!

on Oct. 11 2013 at 12:51 pm
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess

Great story, i like how it can be interpreted in different ways:)


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