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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


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

    Vincent commented on only to return


    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.

    Hathor4Wine’s Poems (91)

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    beyond this 1
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    a slight of step 1
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    a death 1
    that amazing light 2
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