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· Surreal Dummy--Still Here

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· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

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· Discipline of the artist

· The Dogs of Sochi

· A Crow With Super Smarts

· Targets Be Warned

· Simple Times (an observation)

· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

· Note to Self

· Essay on Poetic Theory

· The Weigh-In

· Dixie Cup Memorial (redux)

· Sublime It Is

· Fear and Aging

· Playacting Myself

· Survivor Hope Chests

· Misstep Paradise

· Reality Misbehavin'

· Silent Talkies

· Like No Other (redux)

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by Odin Roark
Monday, September 03, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Might all ends be but preparations for beginnings?


Peering back at the shadow stretching
Continuance knows well the peaceful silhouettes from horizon's light
Ancestral sequence having frequented this shore many times

All is as it has been
On so many such occasions
Sequestered driftwood blanketed by sand
Isolated fingers protruding in protest
Remain unready to move on
Just yet

Sand pipers scavenging
Wet bubbles along the beach
Furtively run zigs and zags
Avoiding swooping wings overhead
A termination they too are not ready to embrace
Just yet

All is as it has been
Even the familiar rumble of distant truck engines
Downshifting for the long pull over the hill
Carrying essential goods of all kinds
Sustainment of another kind
People not at the end
Just yet

Destiny laps the shore
Its gentle hands tugging
Nature's ancient endurance
Into warm waters
This once mighty limbed-strength
Resistance to wind and temperatures
Readies again for the next beginning


White caps thunder applause
As the elongated shade of remaining branches
Fades into the day's dusk and disappears
Signaling a tide ready to lift
To carry forth and beyond

The roots have withered
Growth's ever changing leaves and bark
Have become enjoined morsels of Nature's love and care
Whispers from the past
Mixing peacefully
As ghostly remnants 

The water rises
The fiber and strands of resistance
Soften to dissolve into a new connection
As birth's salt and brine prepare the next iteration
A final surge upward
A lift of wave and purpose
Exploding its final power
Into a mist imploring remembrance
Before the oneness of completion
Cycles again into its new inception

So begins another never ending completion
The drifting of a tree we might meet again
Beneath another shore's migrating sands
Readying still further preparation
To unfold the essence
Into yet another origin 

Such is the gift of time
The requisite condition for continuance
Where existence once created
Evolves unfettered
In perpetuity

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Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/3/2012
always a trace of the past. So thoughtfully done and the fluidity of life's trials. ~ Morgan

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