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Star Boogie

May 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


It is a night in July and the air conditioner is roaring, dripping into a plastic cat food dish. The paint-crusted windows are stuck, and I have a sudden urge to stand on the roof. The grass is soft as a magic carpet! The electric fans are like angels waving their arms around me, but I want to wander the grassy meadows and wave my arms with the fireflies. I want to start a fire in the open skies and let joy drip into my heart like grease dripping from a campfire-roasted hot dog. My summer soul is sticky with marshmallows. I can’t sleep! I wish I had a boat!

The night is too sweet for hymns. Dressed in short shorts and an oversized Dora the Explorer shirt, I waltz barefoot down the street, until the dance is dancing me, until the apple trees and the stars and the fireflies and mosquitos swirl around a center that is partly me, and partly the juicy blackberry deep inside the night. I can see Neptune and Pluto without a telescope. I know this precious world will be gone tomorrow, maybe sooner, but I am a dancer and I have found God.



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on Aug. 10 at 12:26 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

It's rare to find a piece that's purely uplifting like this, and it's wonderful!

on May. 19 2021 at 9:17 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

thats so upbeat! and im in a somewhat bad mood right now, I really needed that, thanks!