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Comets and screams MAG

July 3, 2013
By punnettesquare GOLD, Plattsburgh, New York
punnettesquare GOLD, Plattsburgh, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"It came without bells or whistles" -Dr. Suess-

I wanted to feel anonymous.
So I walked to a horizon line
and climbed the clouds to the
I climbed the thin air to the stars,
and the stars to a stairwell
where I sat in silence.
My eyes were dry because the
space around me was a void.
Air didn't matter.
The stairs led up,
but I didn't climb them.
I had climbed enough.
The planets were below me
traveling at the speed
of great cosmic snails
gas giants swirling like
spiral shells.
Always quiet.
Always still.
The occasional comet passed.
I waited,
infinitesimally small,
to jump.

When I jumped I fell with comets,
so fast I turned to stone and
became enveloped
in flames.

Comets feel no euphoria when they fly.
They feel no pain.
Their screams burn up in
the atmosphere
leaving long trails behind them.
I want to have a trail.

I want my screams
to burn up
behind me.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 8 2013 at 10:24 am
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 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

This is officially one of my new favorites here. And you're one of my new favorite poets on this site.