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Jordan C. Lewis
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United States
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remarkable blades of tiny grass
stand up like the hair on your neck,
like a palm in a sea of knowledge
what did you learn when you ran away?
could you teach me
how to cross the seas
and keep myself from the crashing waves?

you look like you've stayed warm
trough the fires of viridescent oceans
and sapphire plains
I can tell that the storms came through
so you've  created weather of your own to survive
to live and breathe and stay ablaze

and to fly is to run
in a field of poppies
and wheat
come to this place
and I will discover you,
like these pygmy blades of grass
that followed me home in the pockets
of coats and strings.
they've made me herbaceous now
I'm aware.
I know you're here.
I saw something
in the core of your eyes that night.
no matter the dark that surrounded the dampness of your lids,
I saw something and I knew, even with your grieved vision,
that you saw something too.

I can still see my breath when I go there,
under the old dying oak tree that reaches for the frozen lakes
that I last saw you at.
a hanging tree, I think.
the strength of skin could not be my fault.
A man could not stop an oak from growing,
even if he cuts it down.

and you found your roots in steel
the day I called you and told you that
I saw a light in you.
I did not beg or grovel,
not I a king to you an assassin
and so you went, not saying another word.
if you are selfish, then so am I.
and if anyone asks, I will have no explanation
for myself.

you said you saw the light too,
but it did not belong to this world.
I don' t have nightmares
now that I cannot see.
so I suppose you were right all along.
that light did not belong.
not yet.
because of you
did you feel
when he took your place,
with all the things you could say?
it turns out we're all the same
so find yourself
in the air that you took when I fell
for your hair, what a shame and a show
of medals and naked roots of the truth
presented in hordes
did you think of yourself?
in your heart you know
we've all forgotten who we are,
we are ghosts
watch as everything we've created
and all that we are



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carloscamposart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch and fav. :)
ei9 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Happy Holidays to you Jordan my man and may 2015 be indeed a brigher new year as well! Godspeed all the way!
TheStoyTeller Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks friend! happy holidays to you, and I hope you have a great year coming ahead. 

Godspeed away, indeed 
FrozenJinga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Did you get a message from an IzzyTasha?
TheStoyTeller Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah I just ignored it
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