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Time is a lonely bastard child. I know
how it feels.

I explore the spaces inside, moist hollows
where the angels once worked
their mischief. Strange
what you can grow accustomed to. I probe
the old scar tissue: smooth, numb
in places. I imagine I can feel
their shades, tactile afterimages: a zombie
reflex, a longing
for a longing. It pulls
at the center of my chest.

I miss the certainty of need.

I examine new possibilities, take
steps, show interest, craft a proposition,
cut a book deal. I have always been honest,
good
for others, even at my worst. I read. I write.
I observe, offer advice. Business is easy
to come by.

I have my way with words.

I nurture the spark, zap
it with alternating current, breathe life
into the old girl. She gags,
stutters for breath, settles into a ragged
purr. Obsolete and in need
of a tune up, but serviceable. Not so nearly
broken.
Copyright 2009 Michael O'Connell
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There is honest clarity in the images of Older by ~anarchypress, and a strong dose of self-reflection. ( Featured by nycterent )
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artistic-foolishness Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I can relate so completely to this.
And I'm not exactly what you'd call "old".
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link] Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is great.
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anarchypress Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thank you.

~Michael
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Writer
I don't know why you wrote this. But I know how I read it and how I took personal meaning from it. (:
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anarchypress Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
I'm glad. Thank you.

~M
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InTheNextLife Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Very Lovely.
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anarchypress Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Thank you.

~M
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centerofmyuniverse Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Darty and random and open..., but lusty and content and very digestible.
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