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I lost the map to your body long ago;
tonight the stars will be my guide,
my compass to this body once familiar
and numbered among the dearest of lost things.
You are a journey to remembering;
your neck to a moment bent over food,
your hips to motions against the sea,
your hands to early mornings and the scent of tea.
All these hint of you,
to a season of fruit and youthfulness,
when joy was a thing we didn't know we had.
Time is playing tricks;
I once knew your every valley,
your mountains once home to my song,
a place of heat and constant motion.
Why do I expect for time to have stood still for you?
The boundaries of your body have shifted;
there are grooves to a life unknown, well lived,
of sorrows and happiness imprinted on flesh,
of a slowing, a patience harnessed with years.
There is much to discover,
and time cannot be counted upon for much anymore.
But still there is no rush;
I will read between your lines for an answer,
finger them as the lines on a map,
invent a forgotten country and rewrite its history because
I lost the map to your body long ago
and tonight we have only the stars.
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crackedcrystal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
really really beautiful.
wow.
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evolutia2001 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Holy shit you're good.
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
thanks, this one felt forced at first...glad you liked.
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generaltifa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Your words are simple and easy to read but they create a very powerful impact on my mind and imagination that leave a lasting impression. :)
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
thank you :)
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008   Photographer
stunning imagery. This one rolls smoothly off the tongue and paints a vivid picture, full of emotion. Love the repetition at the end too.
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
thanks kindly!
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PagesOfDreams Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Writer
I like it. :)
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
:)
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AngelsTemptation Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....
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writer-muse Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
A beautiful, evocative and emotional piece that touched me very deeply... Some absolutely wonderful imagery. Thank you for writing and for sharing it. :hug:
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
thank you :)
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writer-muse Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
You're welcome, sweetie. :hug: You're like me in that you don't necessarily post all that often but when you do - they're great!

Oh, geez. I just realized how arrogant that sounded - to refer to myself that way. Oh, well. I think you know how I meant it and it was mainly a compliment to you and your amazing writing...
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
;) thanks
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Lovespoon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Writer
Great job.

;)

:teddy:

lovespoon
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
thank you
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IslandJoe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
:O
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:icondanteholic:
Danteholic Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
?
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IslandJoe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
that's an expression of my awe... i.e. i like it but was too lazy to write an actual comment... so i googlie-eyed it instead... :-)
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
ha ha, lazy teacher!
I comin' home soon, so excited :) And mummy has puppies now for me to take care of when I reach!
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mp3d Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
I really like the way you concluded that, very nice.
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teenagejesus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
God! this is devastating! this made my heart physically heavy. that's some strong longing and i love it. this seemed very intimate, like literally intimate; like an extreme close up of a body. lovely.


-jeez
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
thanks man :)
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Student Writer
sensual work :clap: a wonderous read really :)
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Danteholic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
thanks!
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Writer
my pleasure :)
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