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Central shift, more a colossal drift

by EnMasse on May 1, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

scrutinized blue over black with an understudy’s knack
seeking perpendicular, feeling rather flat
hooked into a nook where nobody thought to look,
surfed beached stars to see how far I could
I think I went to Mars; then I saw Orion rise and fall.



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