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Rambling, wandering, playing,
you were only in the corners of my eyes
a blur in my peripheral vision
I was busy whirling my dervish and rolling my stone
you were around, but just that

I don’t know when that changed
a mystery what changed the way
I defined you in my life
But oh, what a beautiful disaster!
Like that tornado we watched once
Fascinated by the water droplets on the window,
the way the wind was warm and cold, dry and wet
All at once
Knowing we’d better drive on, move forward
or suffer the wrath of Mother Nature
So were you in my life

Heat like the slow spread of warmth
From some homemade booze we found in your Granddad’s cupboard
At first localized, almost pure lust, located somewhere below my navel
branching out to reach my mind, my heart, my soul
Raging like a wildfire, even as I acknowledged the cliche
cliche or no, it burned through every fiber of my body
every nerve, every cell, every thought
No safety, no cure--
none needed.

And speed—everything moving faster than light
around and around, over, under, higher and lower than I ever thought possible
I was no stranger to movement, but this was danger
like the first ride on a motorcycle
when the driver hits the throttle and flies
down the center line, between the cars,
raised back on one tire
and me with no helmet

It was all so new
the things I learned were nothing I thought I lacked
until you taught me,
and then my soul hungered and thirsted for your knowledge
the places you took me
nowhere I cared to visit—
until we arrived, and then I never wanted to leave
Peace, so sweet—
until I melted in your chaos and found that
peace was death


------
Jewel L


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The following comments are for "In the Beginning"
by JewelL

a very quiet...
it feels like a quiet rambling, when one is feeling low, but i really like this because it seems like a true emotional pain.

( Posted by: ryangilr0y [Member] On: June 8, 2005 )





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