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In Another Lifetime

January 23, 2012
By redbull706 GOLD, Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania
redbull706 GOLD, Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.” - Henry Rollins

First snowfall of winter
Streetlight the only source of light short of the stars in the sky
Trees outside decorated with white loneliness
All of the hall and parlor homes blanketed with kaniktshaq
As the Inuit would say

In the distance, just before the horizon
I beheld her watching me from the window
Where she dwelled in her quaint quarantine
In a place of puritan and straight-laced nature
A vigil of my dilemmas vanishing into smoke

Her Victorian hair preened by her lover- the soldier
Her face wore a delicate smile
An illustration of her youth
Acquisitive and honest
A gentle jewel, genuine and genteel

But I am a gentile
Lace curtain accepted a derelict
Deemed beyond the help
Her purity and warmth could offer
In another lifetime

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