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I have stared deeply into the abyss
And like most of us, I'm fairly sure
It stared back at me, malevolently
This one is just my abyss de jour...


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Even shallow pools look back thru me
The slightest indentations shout
A litany of all things I ever see
Never quite knowing what it's all about....

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Thoughts from a shallow brackish ancient sea
From creatures who crawled out to the land
Ancient memories now circle around me
In an ever menacing tightening band....

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Nightmarish thoughts that came for me
I nurtured instead of destroying them
They're from some deep dark declivity
Now gaining a foothold on the rim....


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I have ordered some mollifying soil
To fill in the deeper dank dark holes
It's a daunting task of endless toil
But filling them in is one of my goals....

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03-15-14








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