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· Prosetry at Work

· Said and Unsaid - Vol 1


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· IT

· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

· Closed

· What Do You Do?

· Dream-Blisters

· The Nap

· When the Wheels Stop Turnin' (flash fiction)

· Nomadic Heart

· 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

· Lamplight Visits

· Crayon Hook Up

· Time's Subtle Movement

· Last Call Musings

· Ashen Quest

· Hate

· Ladybug, Ladybug...

· Winter Cabin Reverie

· Heroism Marauded

· Sanity's Loss

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  Time-Release Capsules
by Odin Roark
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Can we afford to be content with answers, when there are always further implied questions?

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Remembered upbringing
amidst darkness
do this
do that
brainwashed living

But then one day

smoldering choices pondered
but never engaged
become antipathy's eruption
inner flames lick vacuous air
singed thoughts once stranded come alive
dancing atop the flames

Fog burns away
exiled forever
paths emerge
clarity appears natural

Valleys lay before us
landscapes yet to name
seeded by epiphanies
sprouting growth without poisons
awaiting harvest patiently


our chameleon mountain
the mirrored self
layering molten sides
storing echelon energy
awaiting survivor needs

liquid fire deep within
life's internment craving to be free
sleeps with one eye open
awaiting our ready


the mission is forever pondered
the when
the if
the how
and especially the why
why this fluid thunder seldom spoken
chooses such unexpected moments
purging forth the painful past
for what

To bury
to forget
or to scatter as life's compost
to gratefully become part of existence
feeding on itself
joining the cosmic continuum
ad infinitum


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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 9/9/2012
Wow. I need my surgeon tools here. This is a very appealing tableaux to me. I'm receiving it as time-release life stages filled with 'source'. Your language is hypnotic and the visions it brings surely do qualify for that post category default we sometimes forget to change: "action/thriller". Yes. It is as though you posess Gamma-ray insight into evolution of the human condition. I like your style here, especially no really works. The "While" segment got me with the "sleeps with one eye open/awaiting our ready." But "sad/brainwashed living" is mighty powerful, well as those last three lines. I look forward to your postings, sure to enjoy even those taller than the fence over which my short self can see. Thank you for being here. ~~ Diana

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  1. imaginable possibility
  2. A Woman
  3. The Fighter
  4. I Sprung
  5. fusion of muse
  6. I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  7. Bedlam in Thibodaux
  8. The Domino Effect
  9. Shoes
  10. synchronized
  11. The Garden of Death
  12. sky of reason
  13. ISIS, et al
  14. Wind
  15. Fifty Bales of Hay....
  16. Speachless
  17. Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  18. My Silence
  19. A Few Words About You
  20. Searches of Mine

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