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July 18, 2014
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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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.
speeding backwards through burnt skeletons of life
that used to be
painted rust and green
necks turned to look in ways previously
lost to us
at paths previously crossed by us
hands tight on gods and machines that
have tried to kill us;
yes, we survived and live to turn
around though fires burn
and stare down storms and silence of a
thousand lives before us
that we’ve loved

ii.
and how we love
as if we’ve never felt the sting of being young and facing ending,
bravely,
stars like freckles on our noses and the
sun still red from smoke,
bravely,
crossing wooden bridges with our heavy shouldered loads,
bravely,
drinking in our beaches and our booze
until we drown
in the caves of summer mouths
that stand so wide and empty,
full of grace and full of doubt

iii.
who are we
to try and fill our hands
with the ashes of our former homes?
who are we
to claim we’ll still be so
long after our bones are blackened
by the truth
we think we know?



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on Jan. 2 2015 at 6:33 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Oh the things your words do to us :) I found McKay,, via whom I got to you. And I couldn't thank you both enough for all this.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2014 at 6:09 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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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

Well...darling, it's been centuries since we last chatted. Ages, I fear! :P I'm not exaggerating or flattering you when I say that you are the poetical voice of this generation. It's mellenial; transitional; sen.sual; vocal. This poem exemplifies your poetical force. The ardency with which you write. Ellaborate writing intwined with tangible emotion: a sort of self-doubt trying to fathom societal concepts, while struggling to ascertain his/her own identity. Congrats on the Editors' choice (by now, they're no surprise). Hope to hear from you soon and how you're doing. ~~Mckay.