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The spark, the fire, the embers and the dust.
I liked it a lot. Did you?

I haven't done a poll in a really long time! 

4 deviants said Yeah?
1 deviant said Oh?
1 deviant said So?
No deviants said What?


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I liked it a lot. Did you?
Reality never bends
to human expectation,
it simply does its thing
and becomes the consequences.

At times it blossoms perfecly
in the gardens of our creation,
but when it dies and rots away,
we may have been the poison.

No result is guaranteed,
even when thoroughly tested,
but life is all but barren
without the seed of risk.

And in the end,
strange beauty grows
from feeling things
big enough to break you.
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.


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iMariposa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the fave! :love:

Also, please forgive me if this is strange, but I couldn't help telling you that you're very handsome Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
neonxaos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :blush: I don't get that a lot.
iMariposa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's insane . . .
copper9lives Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
:glomp: Thank you so much for faving my poem, "Paradigm Shift"!
YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Writer
thank you for the little yellow star
Bark Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations on being a MOM at Wordsmiths!
neonxaos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Mr. Daily Deviator :D
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.
neonxaos Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, happy birthday to me. Because it literally IS my birthday. And thank you!
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Writer
Well happy, happy birthday! :cake: :party:
And keep up the good work! :D
neonxaos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I shall try!
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Writer
Oh, thank you very much for the watch! :heart:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought I watched you already. This happens all the time for me.
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Writer
I do the same thing. Then I'm all like 'What the hell?' :grump:
avfc4me Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
So, this is your regularly-scheduled nag, what's your progress?
neonxaos Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's going pretty well, in the beginning of Chapter 4, 42 pages....
avfc4me Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

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


Just sayin'...
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.
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.
avfc4me Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
this is your occasional nag. Get to work!
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!
avfc4me Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I've been replaced by a robot.
neonxaos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing can replace you. Only supplement.
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