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Joy In Simplicity

I drag my feet through
what seems like a regression of time
longing for that dark room,
it’s dark walls,
and those dark desires
to scrape their sticks
along the chain linked fence in my mind,
and just wait for me
to come outside and join them.
I always do.
Here, seduction and pleasure echo
through each inhalation
causing lustrous intentions
to burst from their cages,
reminding me that I’m far from dead.
Purple, green, and white bursts
fed to the blue in my eyes
make “beautiful”
seem inadequate,
even while I’m on my back.
From here I can look at the sky,
instead of the soil,
and wish to be taken away on a cloud
rather than buried
between the roots of the trees.

And life is unparalleled.

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  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 4 years ago

    Life is unparalleled… and we should greet each day as the gift it is, each moment as the best to savor. A great writing.

  • thank you much

    – Nathan Emery

  • Luisa Zajko
    Luisa Zajkoalmost 4 years ago

    I am so moved. Seriously man, great poem. Thank you for posting it.

  • wow…that makes me feel sooo amazing. Idk what even to say but thank you so so much from the bottom of my heart

    – Nathan Emery

  • UntamedDreamer
    UntamedDreameralmost 4 years ago

  • thank you!!!!!

    – Nathan Emery

  • blackvixen
    blackvixenalmost 4 years ago

    absolutely love it!! awesome write…..

  • Thank you very much!

    – Nathan Emery

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