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The spark, the fire, the embers and the dust.
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They changed the layout again, it's so... Wait, I think I may be getting too old to care.

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We call it the Local Group,
this, our neighborhood of galaxies,
in which only a single star
among billions
is even remotely reachable.

And we tell ourselves
to dream big.
That hard work
will get us there.
But on the cosmic scale
our collective capacity
is nothing.

For every star in the Milky Way,
all four hundred billion or more,
there is a galaxy.
Even the Local Group
is nothing.

Yet since dreams are orbital
we hold our breath to reach them.
And when we perish in the vacuum
the stars still burn
everything that matters.
They changed the layout again, it's so... Wait, I think I may be getting too old to care.
We were snaking up the I-84
through Deadman Pass
in the Blue Mountains
of northeastern Oregon,
where stories write themselves.

The trees are evergreen, you said,
defiant spruce and pine and fir
protruding from dirt and rocks,
exclamation points
following the death of everything else.

I recall a membrane of clouds
at the apex, a reminder of borders
that should never have been crossed,
as overanalyzed by a tired mind.

It may or may not have been there.

We penetrated the veil,
the first Chevy
to sputter onto the Moon,
monochrome and lifeless,
under a radiant crystal sky.
The fire had ravaged
the land to the bone
leaving us trapped
in the rib cage of the world.

Something else descended
into the desert below,
but it was no longer us.
For years I slept with open eyes
and fibrous dreams, cut into shapes
so real to the touch.

It took a shock to wake me up
and shed my baby skin.
The cold is raw now,
honest and lethal
to a naked body,
freezing words
solid in the throat.

Light once imagined
shines no more.
Love once whispered
now rings hollow
among the echoes
of the dusk.
I lost a very good friend today. He was younger than I am, but he had been sick for a long time. It is hard to extract any meaning from something that feels so unfair, but I owe it to him to try. He always found a silver lining, even when he was in great pain. In many ways, he was far stronger than I will ever be.

Don't waste your lives. Try to do things that matter to you and the people you love. Little things count. My friend was a master of those.

Be the best person you can be, and forgive yourself for all the mistakes you will inevitably make. Life is too short for beating yourself up all the time. I am a master of that.

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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
:glomp: Thank you so much for faving my poem, "Paradigm Shift"!
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Writer
thank you for the little yellow star
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Bark Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations on being a MOM at Wordsmiths!
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neonxaos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Mr. Daily Deviator :D
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Writer
We would like to inform you that you have been chosen as one of %Word-Smiths member of the month for October. Come on over and see the feature! And congratulations on such outstanding work.
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, happy birthday to me. Because it literally IS my birthday. And thank you!
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:iconpomohippie7:
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Writer
Well happy, happy birthday! :cake: :party:
And keep up the good work! :D
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I shall try!
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:iconpomohippie7:
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Writer
Oh, thank you very much for the watch! :heart:
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought I watched you already. This happens all the time for me.
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:iconpomohippie7:
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Writer
I do the same thing. Then I'm all like 'What the hell?' :grump:
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:iconavfc4me:
avfc4me Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
So, this is your regularly-scheduled nag, what's your progress?
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's going pretty well, in the beginning of Chapter 4, 42 pages....
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:iconavfc4me:
avfc4me Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Bravo!

At SOME point, you're going to have to let someone see it.

*ahem*

Just sayin'...
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I've shown it to a couple of close friends, but I gotta admit that I'm feeling quite protective... :)
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
by my count, chapter 3 should be nearing the finish line. If this statement is NOT true, sit y'er butt down, pull out a pen [keyboard] an' get to work...

:)

Said with only your best interest at heart.

Well, and mine.
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neonxaos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Technically yes, but I've been out of the country, and I frankly need a bit of vacation. I'll get back on track, though.
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
this is your occasional nag. Get to work!
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have now downloaded an app that will nag me about this every day. True story!
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:iconavfc4me:
avfc4me Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I've been replaced by a robot.
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing can replace you. Only supplement.
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neonxaos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Arrrgh :)
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
:iconpants:
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:iconavfc4me:
avfc4me Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Just checking.

Is it done yet?

Well?
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neonxaos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The first chapter of it? Yes.
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