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In Perfect Equilibrium: A Collaboration with Chris :D Aechtner

An inner earthquake rattles him again as the fiery sun dips in the horizon Can he too, hide his halo as such? Closing his eyes as he folds in his wings, wishing he could take it off He trembles...must he embrace darkness to know of love? Sun breaks over the mountain range, her obsidian skin absorbing the light. If her body is like a canvas of night, could she reach within herself, beyond the horns and hooves and find her own hidden sunrise, deep inside? The darkness is more reassuring than he could have ever imagined- something to truly weigh his goodness against, in a finely-tuned balancing act. And as the stars can help guide a lost soul, he too possesses a true north within. Oddly enough, she welcomes the radiance, such a stark contrast to what she has been used to- rays drip into her like ink diffuses in water, a momentary burst of chaotic brilliance, followed by an even stillness. She cannot escape it, becoming a part of her. The rooster crows for the third time, so he opens his eyes to this daybreak, emerald mountains shimmering in the morning light. Through abysmal depths, he arises and now realizes Darkness comes as the light falls, it is inevitable... yet Light also takes over that darkness. With the thickening dusk, clouds turn into amethyst ribbons. The day's warmth thawed a part of her that was kept frozen and dead for eons. Now, she would do everything in her power to keep it pulsing--to keep it alive. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Upon watching them, sheer fascination takes over.... Even though these two are on different paths, they had both achieved a similar transformation, as if neither was an agent for one side, or the other. Not any longer. And how their auras shone ....in perfect equilibrium. **082011** Opposites: angel/daemon; sunrise/sunset :)

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Date: 1/16/2012 2:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Tracie's "Opposites Attract" contest Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/15/2012 5:59:00 PM
oh, man, you will have to see what I wrote on Chris' page about this. I was mixing up who I was writing to! EXCELLENT, both of you and BIG congrats on a well deserved win.
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Date: 1/14/2012 4:50:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! I love the last lines of both of your 1st stanzas - the questioning is very effective :)
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Date: 1/14/2012 12:38:00 AM
Congrats on your superb win, loved it again,bl
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Date: 1/13/2012 3:18:00 PM
Nikko--scurry over to Chris' comments to read mine over there too..You took me on a thrilling fictional write...almost reminded me of James Patterson's Maximum Ride...I think the 5th stanza was my favorite..symbolism extraordinaire. Hugs, a great win for the 2 of you! Gwendolen ps..got your letter. wow.
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Date: 1/13/2012 11:58:00 AM
wow, seems like we areon the same wave length about night and day themes... beautifully written, very pensive and touching! congrats to you and chris---two peas in a pod making beautiful music together! dakilang makata ka talaga! :) huggs!
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Date: 1/13/2012 10:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your joint win x
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Date: 1/13/2012 9:02:00 AM
CONGRATS SWEET NIKKO .. U AND CHRIS DID A MARVELOUS WRITE HERE LADY.. SUPER SECOND PLACE WIN LUV.. ABOUT AVATAR PHOTO.. AM WORKING ON CROPPING PHOTO IN MY PICTURES TO FIT ON PS.. ALL MINE ARE3 TOO BIG FOR THE SIZE ACCEPTED..THAT IS PROBLEM.. PS E MAILED ME.. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS WERE SO GREAT..THANKXXX.. COMING SOON.... WAITING FOR MY SON TO CALL TO HELP ME OUT .. BUT THERAPY SESSIONS TODAY ..OH.. OUCH..
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Date: 1/13/2012 8:16:00 AM
Very enjoyable read..Congrats
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Date: 8/25/2011 5:34:00 PM
You two work very well indeed together : )
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Date: 8/9/2011 1:34:00 PM
Nikko and Chris- This is amazing and what a new level of excellence the both of you have climbed! I love the whole concept- Gwendolen
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Date: 8/8/2011 5:18:00 PM
Brilliant write Nikko and Chris colorful and imaginative...with love...old Jack
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Date: 8/7/2011 1:26:00 PM
Gosh you know what I think of this gem already, so now I am wondering do I fav both of them on your side and the one on Chris' side? lol I seriously love this piece Missy awesome collab from two of my favorite poets!! Ps: nope I am not sucking up :D *mwahugs*
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Date: 8/7/2011 12:03:00 PM
Well I asked for it and I got it , another wonderful write from you too... You too make a good writing team.... I will visit Chris now... hugs all day for you :)
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Date: 8/5/2011 9:50:00 PM
gosh, this seems to be saying a LOT, Nikko. I mean, i see it as a sun/moon story but also elements of perhaps evil/good and allusions to Christ's resurrection at the end there. Was that your part? Since i know how you are a faithful Catholic girl! Were you the indented verses?? Way to go. How long did this take you guys and did you discuss verse by verse where you wanted to go with it?
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Date: 8/5/2011 3:34:00 PM
This is a really great collab, Chrisko! Now I'm hungry....for some reason, the rooster stood out above anything else, triggered by the new name. Want me some fried chicken now...talk about drool! Seriously...any other collabs coming up? You two have a knack for this kind of thing!
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Date: 8/5/2011 3:51:00 PM
ok, is Crisco lard? maybe I am wrong?? that's different from shortening? gotta get me some fried chicken now...
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Date: 8/5/2011 3:50:00 PM
oh grrrreat! just great! now we are lard?? haha! ok "shortening" sounds better?? haha now I am hungry too :p seriously though, have to hand it to you, Chrisko, hahaha ok pretty witty!!
Date: 8/5/2011 3:04:00 PM
great collaboration ..sweet friend Nikko and an amazing view into theme of creativity luv.. we have a dynamic duo on PS.. that is other than Michael and Me..hahahahahaha..luv happy weekend..
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Date: 8/5/2011 2:50:00 PM
Oh, this is such a compelling, romantic poem. You and Chris work so well together, Nikko. In fact, I would say you work "in perfect equilibrium." How do you get the italics when posting a poem? I don't see this as an option and would like to use it. Great work and Bravo to you and Chris! Love, carolyn
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Date: 8/5/2011 10:35:00 AM
PERFECT is the proper word !! Wow you two are serious poets, and this is magnificent! Two of my favorite poets together....what could be better than that??? !!!
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Date: 8/5/2011 4:10:00 AM
pure combustion!!.. okay, this calls for a book, really! cheers and huggs, nikks! chris must be drooling! actually, the piece on computer spoke to me.. i am near arthritis, lol... masahe ako twice a week!:)huggs!
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Date: 8/5/2011 2:23:00 AM
lol i love the way you are blunt... SERIOUS''' YES,, IT IS....
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/5/2011 2:39:00 AM
Mesh and Mosh ;) heehee seriously, it's so cool how your comment turned out ;)
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Date: 8/5/2011 2:27:00 AM
NOT MESSY .. JUST MESHHHHH
Date: 8/5/2011 1:51:00 AM
Nikko, was this your idea.. i am going to have to favorite this.. I think you and Chris rocked here... not *chris rock* Chris rocked~ as in rock the poem... lol... it is very fascinating and breathtaking. I love the way you two matched up every line..lol.. am i jealous again ..lol.. I agree with Doris, you to mess it up pretty well. This is very charming Nikko... take care.. i kow this was your idea..lol.. it is super..
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/5/2011 2:38:00 AM
YUPPO!! We sure Messed it up, Chris! At least we MESSED up REAL good :D winkity wink wink
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Date: 8/5/2011 2:24:00 AM
LOL I AM SO LAUGHING AT MY TYPO... MESH... NOT MESS....AHHAHAHHAHAHA
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/5/2011 2:22:00 AM
thanks for the fave, pd :D heehee I am still laughing here... happy you enjoyed this one :D
Date: 8/5/2011 12:13:00 AM
you two should be entwined more often..... ;}
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/5/2011 2:21:00 AM
thank you Doris ;)