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The World You See

PROMPT: Your World in Three Senses

It's when I close my eyes that I imagine the place I really want to be.
That's when I can imagine that the sounds I hear could be heard somewhere else, that the ground I stand on could feel the same over different soil. 
But the places I imagine are never where I am.
While I visualize the warm glow of a used book store or corner coffee shop when my eyes are closed, open I see three florescent squiggly...

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Island

PROMPT: Into the Woods

My house isn't near much.
I mean 'much' in the sense of civilization, in the sense of fast food restaurants, strip malls, or neighborhood watch squads. There's no neighborhood to watch, really.
If I meant 'much' in the sense of matter, of structures visible when observing the surrounding area, then I am incorrect. Much is near my house, or, rather, many. 
See, I live in civilization's foil. 
Go to the civilized world to find art, institution, concrete, and order.
Or...

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Your World in Three Senses

The World You See

It's when I close my eyes that I imagine the place I really want to be.
That's when I can imagine that the sounds I hear could be heard somewhere else, that the ground I stand on could feel the same over different soil. 
But the places I imagine are never where I am.
While I visualize the warm glow of a used book store or corner coffee shop when my eyes are closed, open I see three florescent squiggly light bulbs, the fourth burned out, attached to an unforgivably dusty ceiling fan. I see springtime flower buds and knotty tree trunks in a garden behind my eyelids, but beyond there're cracks in the paint of my bedroom walls, a faded and stained purple carpet, the pattern that once existed now essentially rubbed out, water stains on the ceiling, and a lumpy unmade bed. 
The carpet also gives off a musty scent that comes from years of doggy accidents and...

Into the Woods

Island

My house isn't near much.
I mean 'much' in the sense of civilization, in the sense of fast food restaurants, strip malls, or neighborhood watch squads. There's no neighborhood to watch, really.
If I meant 'much' in the sense of matter, of structures visible when observing the surrounding area, then I am incorrect. Much is near my house, or, rather, many. 
See, I live in civilization's foil. 
Go to the civilized world to find art, institution, concrete, and order.
Or travel to the wilderness, and seek shelter from its chaos, danger, and its towering watchmen that stretch to infinity.
Or try to find my house. 
Where the two coexist in paradoxical harmony. 
An impossible sanctuary, my home is, a solitary beacon of refuge in an otherwise formidable and unforgiving landscape. 
Don't get lost.
Mark your path.
Keep the house in sight and don't let the sky become too cloaked in the second skin of the earth. 
And never forget that...

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