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The Same Boat We Rented Before

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The Same Boat We Rented Before

Down from the statue
and into the water
they will come for you

Out from the safety and into the womb
they will comfort you

The scanning of retinas stops now
though it’s not like I got complaints
It’s just the landlords of autumn have disclosed a lot
and they have tainted the sacred grace

For climax
add some fabric calamity and you got yourself a being
To detract anyone 
add to the archetype of slings and arrows 
only then will you be “seeing”

Rocks fall
humans crawl
Primordial urges
power surges

Planets shift
but trends stick
Drip dry those subliminal thoughts
they’re projecting more then you think

Sort me out
Anyone could sort me out
we’re all the same

The scanning of retinas
will never stop
The energy rattles the earth off it’s hinges
and the dirt from the grave 
But I promise you it will never stop
until none of us are the same

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  1. Date: 12/19/2010 8:18:00 AM
    Martin, thank you for your comment. I try to keep things as simple as possible. Your poetry is about life. And yes, trends do stick. You have captured for me the strangeness of the life cycle. I will think about your images for some time.