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Dandelions

By @rue_lourd

Standing in this everlasting field of consciousness,

My memories clenched tight in one hand,

My future in the other.

The sea of dandelions surrounding me sway

In anticipation

They sense the secrets that slip out of my grasp.

We whisper our secrets to the dying flowers

Seeds exploding into words, scattered and carried by the wind

Never to become whole.

The flowers whisper their secret song to the wind

Asking it to comply

Begging the wind to let it live on.

The dandelions are dying

And so, in turn, 

am I.

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  1. rue_lourd

    sahana suresh

    Feb 2, 2022

    second and third verse,
    was unintentionally read/visualized as ” ‘memories’ in the shape of an organ fresh and snatched out of the body, self-contracting like a heart or fish puckering up. ‘on one hand, while on the other’, that phrase was read as we do ‘right/left-hand-side’ in math, or as in that common usage when thinking about ‘converse perspectives’ . ”
    finally, that peculiar line of thinking, came as an oddity that struck so sensible to my mushy mind. i didn’t read it as memories/future as baggage carried around. rather : as organic muscles which clenched in tension while they stood opposite to each other.
    thus, thank you that!

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  2. NyratOcnarFiD310748

    Aug 8, 2021

    This is so good!! You are a very talented writer 🙂

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  3. Amezrou

    Jun 6, 2021

    This is so nice, I’ll never look at dandelions the same way 🙂

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