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when i was a stone

I

when i was a stone
i laid tirelessly on this earth
high atop a knoll and was content to be
until someone had fallen
and loosened my grip
from the dirt

different from when the rains came
different from when the drips drained

the gap that distanced me
allowed me to suddenly roll
as much as i could
until momentum took hold
and spirited me on
and though the winds quelled
i crumbled along a trajectory
landing finally

finally

II

and my pores
slowly relaxed

my igneous skin cracked -

i laid and saw the ultra sky

III

the sand that shored around me
was always the thing in sight
and i smiled with great delight
looking back from where i rolled
- up on the long hill
where i forever been
the sand came
washing over me
with silent whispers
in harmony
...... i can finally here what
they're saying to me ......
............we were once like you ........
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i once read a poem by neruda, and it touched me to a point that propoelled my interest. and then i read althuzer by vicente huidobro whereby a man parachuted from the sky and the world unfolded into his poetic epic and it took me to a different place different from my ignorant geography of poetry. but then jorge luis borges blew my mind and made poetry not only about truth but utter sublime fiction amidst an exploded horizon- boundless literature off a free falling cliff and the only thing to do was grow wings in midair and take the ride. more…

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