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October 29, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


i am a ghost
climbing down ladders
to squat outside
in the mud of my own mind
and squint
at the tilted moon
trembling hands pressed
to my trembling thighs
in my best friend's sweater
and the ocean roars
with the stars
all conspiring
to confound me
but i only stare, only
stare,
only stare.



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migwam ELITE said...
on Mar. 27 2014 at 3:46 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Hi, hon!! I understand about the growing uppp. Ugh. This month I have exactly zero days off from anything. Nngh.
Speaking of congrats, got my February issue and I saw a couple brilliant pieces by the esteemed Mckay! Honour as always to share print with such a lovely literary collgeague <3

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 26 2014 at 8:18 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

A belated congratulations to the publication of the spectacular poem. Your delicious words gracing the pages of this magazine never tire me. Congratscongratscongrats! So sorry I didn't comment earlier. Growing up takes too much time from all the small pleasures this world offers. Alas, we must carry on. ~~Yours truly. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Nov. 20 2013 at 12:17 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

I surely wish I could speak other languages. Hahaha.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Nov. 19 2013 at 2:43 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Too cool for English? Nice. XD English is a beautiful language. Nonetheless, there are so many others that are just as beautiful. And to be able to speak other languages is a marvelous talent, making you a magnificant human. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Nov. 18 2013 at 6:01 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Again, Google Translate may fail me here, but it's meant to Welsh for something like "night stare". I'M JUST TOO COOL FOR ENGLISH NOW. Hahaha. Thanks for the feedback, you magnificent human, you :)

migwam ELITE said...
on Nov. 6 2013 at 12:32 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Something like "night stare" in Welsh is wha tI was going for. IDUNNO. I'm on this little, I-am-sick-of-making-my-titles-in-English stint. Bear with me, my dear.. I have stopped wondering what the stars have in store for me. I have no romantic delusions. They are just stars. But they make a damned good poem when you sneak outside to look at them and realize that the whole universe around you is roaring. What right, then, have we to roar, and expect to be heard at all?

Mckay ELITE said...
on Nov. 4 2013 at 6:07 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I must say that the title has me wondering its meaning. Also, I'm startled by the marvelous simplicity with which you wrote this poem. The imagery is haunting and visionary. Congrats on another Editors' Choice. I'm a huge fan of the last six lines:    "with the stars all conspiring to confound me but i only stare, only stare, only stare."   Often, I find myself in the same position, staring stupidly at the stars, wondering what the h*ll they have in store for me.