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january 6th 2020

I run with my heart gripped between my thumb and forefinger, my muscles ricochet off of sand dunes- following the blue line into forever
Cold winter sun fills my lungs, chalk crumbles from cliffs dug out by ancient smugglers
There is something holy locked inside,
There is white noise in my head like the crashing of ocean waves inside of a locket
There are birds murmuring in unison – their last chance at freedom

The other side of this pearly globe is in flames
There are forest fires burning in the winter sun
The skies are glowing, red, screaming like there is something holy locked inside
There are birds murmuring in unison
A ravens wing caught in flames, tears on a childs cheek at the destruction of a home

The other side of this pearly globe is in flames
There is white noise in my head
Screaming like there is something holy locked inside

Lick the flame off the root of the ancient tree, drive the hoof into the burning sand, Suck the sap from the chalk that rots, Kiss the belly of the bark that leaks, Twist and turn through flaming waters; hear the reeds sing their last lament before

Everything turns to dust

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