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I write to be obscure(d).
The depths will catch me like a web,
like your depths, out of reach,
while our fingers like weed in a stream
reach with the current,
flowing north when we should point south.
Even the crispest, clearest of days
will not awaken you.
Autumn sun through autumn leaves
will not reach us all.



What words could reach you?
An embryo settled in silt,
your womb-bed a winter lake,
unconscious as glacial drift.
Your womb-mates are fish.
Stygian things, eyes like stones,
mouths open in soft surprise
at what sank in their realm.
The solitude of death must be beyond compare,
all ruin at an end, all ruin beginning,
a passing through to a nothing time.
And after the drowning, a wake,
a churning you are blind to now,
the fragmented grief of disparate souls.
A mute womb-bound life
all your legacy and trust.
Requiescat in pace

Michael Bailey. 11th October 1976 - early November, 2012.

I never believed I would write those words.
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:iconarchelyxs:
I'm speechless, but I can give you this: :heart:
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Aconitum-Napellus Nov 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :-)
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winterkate Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
Wow. Really gorgeous, brilliant work. I love your tone and diction here, and the overall mood you create. I think womb is used maybe one time too many in the last stanza, but overall....I just really, really love this piece.
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Aconitum-Napellus Nov 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :-) I'll have to look at that stanza. It's not my best piece of work.
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winterkate Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
It was still a very effective wrap-up
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chazcartier Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your womb-mates are fish.
Stygian things, eyes like stones,
mouths open in soft surprise
at what sank in their realm.


stunning. :wormnomnom:
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:iconaconitum-napellus:
Aconitum-Napellus Nov 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :-)
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chazcartier Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no prob... :D
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