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    Pause

    I am doing nothing
    at the pool today
    clouds drowsing above

    someone is bombing cities
    someone is screaming in traffic
    someone is stuck in a broken elevator

    I scratch my belly and
    feel the butter warmth of
    the sun on my shoulders

    I am without the noise
    of any language, and away
    from the habit of striving and
    the concerns of the herd

    I am away from the dotting of is
    and the crossing of ts that have
    become each

    day

    after

    day

    I would ask you to stay still
    as if you were absent from yourself
    and you hear me from a distance

    and now be silent, for a while

    just breathe in for 3 seconds

    now breathe out for 3 seconds

    Keep breathing

    and I will do the same

    I will now close my eyes, and
    lie here with only the sound of
    the bees in the grass

    and you will stay quiet

    and I will do nothing

    and you will understand
    the treasure of my escape.

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    Thank you for this peace

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Enjoyed it, Tony.
    A title occurred to me, but I dont know whether you'll like it: The song of the alligator.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    This is very good. One thing that is beautiful is that we are all so very different. I don't think I've ever written a relaxing poem in my life. But this relaxing poem is very good.
    "...the ramblings of a narcissistic, self-obsessed, deranged mind."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Enjoyed it, Tony.
    A title occurred to me, but I dont know whether you'll like it: The song of the alligator.
    Yea Danik! That is a great title. i can never think of great titles.

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    That is a great title. Much enjoyed.

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