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Gillman Trail Song

April 3, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

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


Standing on the Gillman Trail

Fox River beside me

Cemetery behind me

Homeless shelter

Ahead of me

Traffic whooshing past

Wish I had a boat

Wish I had an airplane.

Now the melodramatic sun

Meets the crispy white moon

Like they’re gonna kiss.

Bird feather brushes my cheek

I’ll always be here

No doubts and fears

I’ll be watching rivers

Sparkle like so many Christmas lights.

Once at the riverside

While Dad photographed Mom

While a Mexican child watched me

I buried a magnet that I placed

In a gluestick box

To say I’d hidden treasure.

Now, nothing on the sand

Lasts forever

Just solitary me

Waters so free

Crazy moon

Collides with the sun

Till my darkness is gone

And daylight has come

Till the light that’s within me

On earth

Is all done.


The author's comments:

I used to walk on this river trail all the time when I was little, and I once asked my Mommy or Daddy why the sun and moon appeared in the sky at the same time each night.


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on Apr. 20 2021 at 6:15 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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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]

that is so cool!