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Ascent Noir MAG

February 13, 2009
By Ashley Eberhart SILVER, Culver, Indiana
Ashley Eberhart SILVER, Culver, Indiana
5 articles 2 photos 0 comments

i was told
although i was the center of my own universe
the stars would not lie
at my feet

i stepped on them anyway

glitter littered
my frozen toes
and broken skin
i knew

walking barefoot through space

hadn’t been such a good
idea as perpetual dusk engulfed me
in one swollen gulp

the glitter spread
to my legs my arms my head
and there i hung in silence

[at the center of my universe]

a star

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on Mar. 31 2011 at 10:49 pm
the_sparrow SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

Definitely the most creative piece I've read so far! The publication was well deserved :) I'm also hoping that some of my work will be published, but I could really use some critique. Would you mind commenting on some of my stuff?

on May. 10 2010 at 3:46 pm
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
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i luv it! i can see the self-confidence in the words...! :)

on Apr. 9 2010 at 4:02 pm
BlueAstronaut PLATINUM, Herndon, Virginia
33 articles 36 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tiny curtains open and we hear the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks"

Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse

Consider this addage: Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll still land among the stars. Really? As far as I know you'll keep drifing, on and on into blackness. But then again. Maybe things are different at the centre of your universe.

This needs no startdust to glitter.

on Nov. 9 2009 at 10:11 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

This is fantastic.

No wonder it got put in the magazine. :)

on Sep. 10 2009 at 7:21 am
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is so original! Love it! Walking barefoot in space! Beautiful piece!