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Oblivion, In The Morning
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I watch my sprinklerís desert-saving shower
continue the life of my world. Iíve lived
twelve years in this same mining house,
raising children, losing self, losing energy.

Almost forty-five, and my 9yr. old drives me crazy,
with youth. How can I stand it in my own rebirth?

There! A forward thrust! My sprinkler water
is filling my lake! My used-to-be-flat lakeÖ

One dusk, last week, in a frenzy of self-pique,
I took a shovel to that flattened lake,
and I created a loch, and a fishing spot,
a beach for swimming and a gravel pit.
I built an island and a scarp of rocks,
a landing, and a peaceful pool.
And I felt good when the drops
of living water filled my lake.

But, I donít feel so good, anymore.

The gravel pit hasnít been breached, the loch
is shallow and dirty, a scum floats
on most of this lakeís now-surface,
dully mockingÖus.

Because, I see the world in this lake,
separated by chance, luck or fate.
I see drought and food, and fools.

I am a fool. I can digress, without
actuality. I epitomize hypocrisy,
and I hate it. Self-flagellation
comes in many forms.

There are yellow leaves already
floating on my lake. The gravel pit
has been assimilated. And, if I leave
the sprinkler running, I will see
Oblivion, in the morning.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 6/25/04

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/27/2004
A mixing of impressionistic-symbolistical and surreal imageries in the composition of this literary classic, "Oblivion, In The Morning".

I salute You, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese 6/27/2004
well written ... luv the ending ...
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 6/27/2004
Very well expressed the daily toil of a lady, Erin.

Love from india - Joel -
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/27/2004
Enjoyed this down to earth human write Erin!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by anne cunningham 6/26/2004
i was reading this with a smile, especially when i got to the description of the lake-building. i hated to read what came next, even though it was going to be a truthful and honest natural progression ... but it had me saying to myself, "stop, you are hurting me," but i also could not stop reading. you built something here, and you also tore us apart with the truth and nature of it all. well done, erin.

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