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it was the day of her birth when she stood at the Styx naked but with all bags packed with immanent sadness and joy too young for being ambiguous she let out a scream and let down a reflex for simply being alive the sign said dangerous water touch at your own peril and be aware that you cannot swim upstream therefore move with the flow she searched for diamonds proceeded to the delta past cascades and cataracts squinted and blinked for life was like sinkholes and riptides too much rainfall at times not enough droplets in the drought a desert bloom only flowers every once and a while with shortcomings and impermanence rapid conclusion and yet infinite flourish thunder clouds lit an emerald sky the amber horizon fastened a rainbow painted in black but her vision grew from fast to furious and then serenely calm a tributary to understanding meaning pleasure and task she realized that the flood was no deluge and all truth be told rather a Rubicon to push and absorb more often than not pleasantly nude she refused purple emperor’s clothes preferred rag cloth and bathers and when she finally sank her last breath and commitment was full of happiness crossing into blessed nothingness of sacred caress of the embrace 22nd October Contest Rubicon Crossing Sponsor Edward Ibeh

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Date: 11/3/2021 4:00:00 AM
This, indeed, is a very beautiful poem. Great imagery and continuous flow. Congratulations!
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 11/10/2021 2:19:00 AM
Thank you Christuraj. I appreciate that. We can't stop time. Kind wishes, Kai
Date: 11/2/2021 2:37:00 PM
You blew my mind with this exceptional poem, Kai. It's full of stunning imagery! Heartiest congratulations on your top win in my contest!
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