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Alphabets Voyage

            Alphabets Voyage 

Just last week the alphabets walked off into the sky
Taking Saudi Arabia and China’s colloquial scripts along 
With pages, other fibrous substances in disguise, into the ages
Hiding white as ghosts on vast tracts of time 

Behind trees that once made them into paper
To tie the world together in education 
Alphabets climb through the stars to changes
Into the very core of white

Moving past Madagascar up and out past all the planets
Dropping a simple note behind, no one there to read it
It read, “Be back soon” but even those small words would leave   
Later, packing letters, each one placed inside a bag to go

Like spies, down to the very pulp of life, fictional or not
All journeyed, sojourned onward, lined like soldiers in a box 
Only white stayed pure as virgin armies on clean linens lines
Laid down on a slice of air there between the pages

Blank papers, blank books, blank looks, remained
Everything seemed fine up to the point
When pencil tips broke from wood and lead
Pens went dry, evaporated, fell down a well

The Press halted in mid air
Everything seemed right
Paper stayed white and mute as usual
Reading between the lines came easy as words took off

Thoughts lined up for moving to a brand new future
Executing freedoms one by one upon the hand of nature
Never to tell a story twice until it’s written on the stars
The soul was taken out of alphabets so they took off

Their voyage started here, a tiny world
Given proper paper context 
They could be anywhere by now
Walking on the sky or over atmospheres

Alphabets leave paper trails of white
For other worlds and cultures to absorb
Or something else we haven’t thought of 
But that’s alright



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