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Going Up

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Going Up

Going Up?...

Basement storage room

Body parts
hard
plastic
scarred

spare pieces
scattered
tainted
used

dark places
underground
musty
cold

replaceable pieces
aged
storable
undisposed

Floor #1

Complete bodies
fresh
hard 
plastic

Perfect image
faceless
smooth
admired

Absorbing life
faceless
content
unscathed

Desired bodies
timeless
sensual
purposeful

Scattered body parts
an arm
for jewelry perhaps
the head
displays a scarf
a leg or two
wearing pants or shoes

Life...
what part of me
do you need today?
a hand to reach out
my legs running about
my mind 
my heart
what part?

Come inside the dark space
Take what you need
store away what you don't
Use what is left of me
scattered yet still useful
attainable & reserved
contently invisible
no longer beholding to beauty.

Life...
all of this is freely yours
tattered..torn or new
all I ask is 
don't touch my soul
the one thing I can't give you
for I'll being "going up" someday
complete..unmarked..brand new

My soul is what is left inside
to this I have held on...
For I am "going up" someday
to....
Floor #1

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Hello, Nice one - soulful Regards, Bhavna