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cammcken

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"No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man may store up in his ghostly heart" — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Retired Swimmer; Anti-Stereotype;

Favorite Artists:
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tim O'Brien, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Campbell

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cammcken (United States) published:

Mistakes of the Beautiful

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I've been thinking of the mistakes of the beautiful,
The wise, the bold, and the kind
That fill rivers with acid.
 
I've been thinking of the blessed children
Who water the world with their tears.
 
I've been thinking of all those who must love me,
For I know they do,
Unmet, unseen, and unpresent.

almost 3 years ago

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cammcken (United States) published:

Seems that I am still subject...

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Seems that I am still subject
[indent up to 'subject']child
to hidden dreams.
that the paper rules and bamboo declarations
condone the air and lungs
and distant clouds.

almost 3 years ago

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The Unknown

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What if you omit the "she"? Could you make this second-person? Could the subject be even more ambiguous, an invisible subject? Just an idea.

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cammcken (United States) published:

Duality and Reciprocity

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    When he woke he could sense the frame of his bed and nothing else. He was racing through an unchanging darkness toward consciousness, drawn by a tickle in his throat. The tickle urged him to cough, but he could not cough. For three terrorized, abortive breaths he tried to gather air behind the scab in his throat, and he slipped some through and returned to sleep.
    The doctor asked if he had any family history. “Sometimes I...

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cammcken (United States) published:

Mistakes of the Beautiful

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I've been thinking of the mistakes of the beautiful,

The wise, the bold, and the kind

That fill rivers with acid.

 

I've been thinking of the blessed children

Who water the world with their tears.

 

I've been thinking of all those who must love me,

For I know they do,

Unmet, unseen, and unpresent.

almost 4 years ago