only to return

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    only to return

    during the hours of my slumber
    I awoke to what seemed normal to me
    it was a scenery I visited everyday
    and everything was right where it should be
    had I not looked down
    my legs were extended in front of me
    bare and without cover
    I was reclined in the clawfooted bathtub
    and clearly one without water
    had I not looked over
    my left hand had an uncertain oddity
    and under my skin it climbed
    and when it reached for my neck I realized
    that this growth was merely a vine
    had I not felt it
    my right hand found the hardness
    as I followed this intruder down to where it began
    but I was neither scared nor cold
    as my legs forced me to stand
    had I not seen it
    the mirror in the room seemed to beckon me
    and without hesitation I looked into it
    the vine had silently claimed my face
    and made its home in the portals of it
    had I not seen more
    my eyes had flowers inside of them
    as did my mouth and my nose
    but the colors it picked for each one was different
    I stared helplessly at this unexplainable growth
    had I only to understand
    this vision escaped me suddenly in a snap
    time reared it's head to me right away
    morning took over and closed the gates
    to leave me distracted for the rest of the day








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    Artie commented on only to return

    08-28-2009

    Clever write. This piece kept me thinking the whole way through.10 from me

    Vincent commented on only to return

    12-16-2008

    Poetry is the opening to ones mind and soul, a doorway to thoughts that have never been shared or told, I just want to thank you for sharing your visions and thoughts. smiles

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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