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Asleep, I Wake

October 15, 2013
By LunarBirth GOLD, Edinburg, Texas
LunarBirth GOLD, Edinburg, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"celebrate true nonconformity" - LunarBirth

Awake, my birthmarks are tattoos I brag about
Asleep, they light up with a blinding, immortal glow
as my being fills with its own power
Awake, I say the pledge of allegiance
Asleep, monarch wings protrude from my back
with the daintiness of a flower
but the strength of a hawk
Awake, I reluctantly wear sunglasses
Asleep, I AM the sun-
white fire radiates from me in a painless intensity

The author's comments:
I actually came up with the lines one morning when I was half-awake. I came up with the awake parts when I opened my eyes and came up with the Asleep parts by closing my eyes and falling back into a half-sleep. An idea I read in a book.

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