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Turning tired eyes
upward, only the
white ceiling stares back;
filled with a numbness
that started somewhere

between the heart
and the latest
unsteady breath,
I turn to you

to ensure
that I do
not forget

what it
is to


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  1. Date: 10/3/2008 4:11:00 PM
    Awesome use of this form, Tracy!! Its been awhile since you've posted a write ... hope you come back soon with more wonders like this ... smile ... love the beginning and had not a clue it would end with such a wonderful word !!

  1. Date: 9/10/2008 9:27:00 AM
    Wonderful write. I've seen that type of courage in some friends and often wondered if I could do the same depnding on circumstance. God Bless. Vince