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I shall die with words like minnows
still attached to the strings of my heart,
swimming like sperm, jostled and mad,

bearing the prologue of life, the opening bars,
the glorious first drone of the chanter
that moves blood in the way of volcanoes to war,
to explosion, the crepuscular exuberance of dawn,
these minnows attached to the shimmering lines.

But the little darlings get confused in the shadows,
panic when light breaks above the tiny Os of their heads,

while the heart-pole bends
like the long slim fingers of a willow,
down, pointing down to the cress-edged creases
and rocky seams of the cold water shallows
that only the babies of the brook trout know,

beneath the laughing poplar and the somber pine,
where water striders tickle the surface of the quiet pools,
like children tracing raindrops on the glass panes
of a grey-lit room on the longest day of their lives,

I will die like minnows, still attached.
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flummo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Writer
"seen anyone say" there's something wrong with that but oh well
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flummo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Writer
I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER SEEN ANYONE SAY IT'S HARD TO LET GO SO BEAUTIFULLY

unless,
of course,
that isn't what this is about at all.

in that case don't mind me.
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StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
:heart:

When I read; ..."the strings"...

I thought...monofilament. :ashamed:

Now I have confused little O heads stuck in my brain.
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riparii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
No, but you did it just right! Monofilament exactly!

Yes, they're excitable little buggers, aren't they?
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   General Artist
I keep thinking of remoras, for some reason.  (don't mind me, since I've been practising mindfulness I am all over the place) :-)
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riparii Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Remoras will do nicely. They add a bit of panache really.

You've taken up meditation?
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   General Artist
I've always done yoga and other stuff but found that mindfulness is by far the most logical and accessible for me as I can do it anywhere. Yoga became to expensive at $15 a session. 
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riparii Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Enlightenment should be free, I think.
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   General Artist
Like all disciplines though,there are skills to be learned. Perhaps enlightenment results from mindfulness
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riparii Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
That's goal, isn't it? Insofar as there is a goal.
Have you been at it long?
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