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Anima Twilight



there is a giant hole I stand over


its vapors enfold me in heat

 


trees tower over me


night falls around me


dusk still air I breathe



there is a spirit here


it holds, and waits for all


shadows claim the hillside


pine needles over moon glow


surrounded by natures sounds


colors fade away



an infinite sadness wells from below



never can you imagine


the inspiration felt



never can you see


just where I am 



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iron is your brother


latticed against the dark night sky



sand is your sister


with footprints leading away



clay is your mother


as you mold to fit her form



silver is your father


lightning strike to your deepest heart



the forest is your family


never lost, never far



the ocean holds your future


undulating rhythms forever calling you



the sky is your friend


with open spaces floating forever



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every day is a new path


some people have forgotten


but memories are not lost


joy is found in the intensity of friends


rewards are the sharing of thoughts


reviewing old emotions


bringing one back into the circle



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time is just as precious


to the princess


and to the poet



the poet feels its passing and writes


the princess waits for a prince


but both are fairy tales


both sense the underlying darkness



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sometimes I see what should be


sometimes selfishness intercedes



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when you look back


what do you want to see?



what experiences


will be remembered?



what love will be longed for?


how is importance defined?



not for this moment


but in that instant flash



when your soul regains control



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let us count some moments between us


a smile


a teasing word


a jestful name


this I can treasure quietly


because as you just said today


that is who I am



and how does one solve that mystery?



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the answers are before you


you merely have to care


exposed to alternate visions


the ability to share


listening to the secrets


of my soul laid bare



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today


seems the same


as yesterday



right now 


is a thousand


years past



I waited 


and now I know


that tomorrow never returns



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the seed is there

 

exposed

 

shriveled

   

galaxies future

 

wind drift the nurturing soil

 

gentle moisture

 

god giving light

 

slow awakening 

 

bright sunlight

 

darkness falling, feather light


words shaping, unknown fright



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simple business, see the way


stars and oceans to a better day



infinite sorrow defines my dream


return to fragile with a quiet scream



inner beauty, beyond the core


gentle touch, I ask for more



eternal fire consumes the sky


quenched by tears, but never cry



hold forever, with love and pain


soon washed away, by silent rain 



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walking through the forest pleasures


shafts of sunlight that show the way


stepping stones to cross cold waters


melting snows shows winter’s demise


hand to help o’er dangerous crevices


following hidden stars with ancient sight



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friends that comfort in times of trouble


place to lie down at start of night


safe from darkness and its dominion


pray to gods for next day health


greet the sun with rest and willfulness


pick your path and walk toward life



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there are times when the world spins around me


and blackness wells up to the light



when reciting old poems only confounds me


I never can quite get it right



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the yin of the moment


meets the yang of the future



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there are moments that I treasure


and moments that I share


for the many thoughts that fly by


make we wish that I was there



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fingertips stroking downward


sensitive skin responding


breath caught in delicate reply


lips parted


fingers splayed against night


breast cusped in gentle hand


moist response


arching to reach the sky


perpetual aching


rhythmic motion


subsiding in your sigh


gentle holding


then infinite night



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raw


jagged reality


laugh with the devil


sold to the highest bidder


plunging from great heights


erupting from your grave


tearing out the throat of confinement


ripping through the shroud



then quiet



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interlude


finding a smile


falling into molasses


stroking the lucky Buddha


walking in sunlight


finishing this life in style



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if you could see where I see



if you could feel when I feel



if you could taste what I taste



if you could sense how I sense



if you could touch where I touch



if you could walk why I walk



if you could hurt like I hurt



if you could bleed as I bleed




would you be me?



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We quietly glide away


with tears and unspoken good-byes



With pinpoint lights as our destiny


and peace as our final birthright



Leaving behind, those that can not understand


until they themselves join this silent symphony



It is not a time to cry 


for this is a celebration of change



The rewards are now eternal


and life’s chaos is but a fading memory



Time surrounds us with this experience



Always remembered...


Always returned to...


And beyond despair 



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black time


the day has come


the mist settles over all


my song is frozen in ice and air


the lyrics have escaped


a shroud completely covers my world


blood flows to the earths center



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innocents, kneeling in death, 

pray for salvation


spiral blackness 

tears out the heart of hope


with no one to finish this chronicle


the last day goes unnoticed


eternity becomes a moment


never experienced and unknown to all 



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everybody has a story


everybody has a past


everybody has a future


everybody has a now


where are you...


right now?



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tears of joy


emotional vision of the future


wisps of tenderness


show the way



one child of love


one child of the night


partners in thoughts and in needs



feel the beauty of a child's face


suckling motions


maternal grace



you fulfill your destiny


with the human race



you hold your progeny


and touch my face



we melt in harmony


but leave no trace


 

7/1/2001



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the quiet of the moment


deep stare into your eyes



falling into emptiness


reach out to touch the stars



sharing ultimate pleasure


based on love and trust



this moment becomes a lifetime


in this dream I’ll never have



7/3/2001



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a voice calls over the mountain...


follow me to morning’s light



one more day I give you...


escape from dark, cold fright



caress the many splendors...


never to return to this lonely night



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a water world in days long past


yellow sun, caressing summer breeze


marble facades and ancient libraries


power tempered with strength


humanity at the pinnacle of fulfillment



Ashaii, a daughter of the ruling class


beyond beauty with fire-flashing eyes


believing in the depths of mankind’s commitment


known throughout the land


loved for gentleness and wit



sister to the quiet Mikel


veiled talents of mystery and white magic


connected minds and shared thoughts


entwined souls, spinning with the future



days of play and childhood now past


interconnected harmony and wonderment


acceptance of destiny


 

tenderness in a touch of hands


mutual respect from the same blood


happiness in a time of ample surrounding


the years smile down quietly



grayness gathers below the horizon


cancer spots blacken the setting sun


shadow across the land obscures hope


cold displaces heat


canopy of darkness


electrical discharge


deepest midnight


loss of color



comfort found


holding each other


facing the grinning skull


knowing the end of time


together now forever



beneath the silent, weeping waves



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the years passed by quite quickly


what was once a struggle is now not



darkness flows around the corner


slippery stone steps below


future disappears in smoke


rusty iron bands gouge flesh


bones exposed to filth


fumes escaping crevices


black chains pulling downward


knife pierces eye


and I cry out



the fog parts and you are there



touching all that binds me


a momentary glimpse of affection


then withers back to the nightmare of now


crippled hands claw and break on rock


leaving behind rotting flesh and decay


body disintegration


enema of fluids


vile stench remains


forever a prisoner


in this devils paradise



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I want to tell you all my secrets


you just have never asked 



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looking in the mirror


not knowing who I see



waves of despondency


sweeping over me 



reflections of eternity


to be forever free



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there is a feeling that I reach for



a feeling that eludes all capture



9/18/2001



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