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Random Poem:

R e v e l a t i o n s
Arcisat

In the dream last night
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there was skin
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and then nothing
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and then skin
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when I woke
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dawn went sprawling over the grey snap
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and there I was
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laying like a wound
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pretending not to understand the anger
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which filled the glass quiet
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with fearsome color
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as it drew near, then moved away again,
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forgiven
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with the same reflex we all must use
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to absolve the wolf his appetite.
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In truth.
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I was listening to it
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at the threshold
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it ran electrical beneath
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like the sound of something being filled
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like
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absolute fire
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But when the light is torn off
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and the sky plunges like a throat
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into utter night
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when I stand toe to toe with that furious nature
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into which
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from childhood
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I had woven
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                  SIN
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these things are too much for this only-warm portion of flesh
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spendthrift heart
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and hexing red meat tongue;
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this is
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an activity of instinct, timeless and present-
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and mercifully
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the darkness
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                   hid all of it.
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