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Timeslip
by Cecil Vernon Crumrine

Live long enough and you?ll fill up 
the nothingness with no more than a dry wind 
that pirouettes and furls itself 
into a crackling ball of fire
blackening a once virgin heart...

For the future is gone - 
a mere relic of ghostly thoughts 
and relinquished dreams;
of the lost luster of silk that graced
satiny legs that were once my salvation...

where time has been spent;
having unleashed a death mist 
that suffocated life into utter darkness, 
that immolated beauty and truth;
that drowned hope and love.
        
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Poem ID: 7456   Poem Posted: 9/5/1998
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Copyright , 1998, Cecil Vernon Crumrine, Jr.  all rights reserved by the author.
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