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Monday the 11th

February 11, 2013

This last poem has been sitting with me since the 16th of January when I was in Oaxaca. I wrote it at the same time as “Dionysos” and “Another Ode to Icarus”. Those former two I am pretty happy with, but this last one still irks me a little. It is a little long and I did not shave it down as much as I would like. I feel it is a little sappy, too, and lacks a harder edge, but it is honest and reflects what I was feeling and thinking then, on that Wednesday midday.

It is just another part of my collection call “Travel Tomb”, which are poems written on my travels in Central and (soon to be) South America. In that regard, it is a good picture of what I am doing, as I do not have a camera, and am recording my journey through poetry. In this way, I am recording a journey as it is. Not just selected pretty photos (my Facebook has enough of that!) which do not reflect the self or ego properly, but just show a shiny picture of happiness. It is more abstract, disjointed, emotional, insightful, and a better reflection of what reality, consciousness, and life are.

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