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The Language of Sky

I've moved on. I hope you can too.
And just like that, I am lost.
It is possible we will not meet
again in this life. Only the naked sky connecting
our far away worlds. When I get lonely I look up.
How are you feeling? Are you happy?
Nothing. Blue, blank, benign stare. I plead with the air.
But it's no use. I am like a leaf floating.
A disciple of wind. Devotee of neither branch
nor ground.
Little by little, I learn to take the sky at its word.

— Ally Acker.

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theoldsport
Jan. 8th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
This is beautiful. I definitely know feeling (and I'm still learning).
sahlah
Jan. 8th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Beautiful
nodressrehersal
Jan. 8th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
Blue, blank, benign stare.

I can see why. Weighty far beyond the number of words.
strwberryfizz
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! A quiet little slice of beauty.
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