falling off the rock that I live under

The covers are pulled over my head and the light of the day to come has not yet come at all.

The rocks still moist with the midnight dew twinkle like thousands of little stars on the ground. The locust sing their songs and fly from tree to tree. Still...the moon has somehow masked their whereabouts.

A fan gently breathes over my soft sheets reminding me of the cool breeze of fall.

In the empty silence of night there will always be sound that no one will hear. They are the creatures that cannot be seen by mans eyes alone. They rustle in the somber state of night. Leaves fall and splinter the silence into a million pieces. The screams of meager little ants fill the earth's floor as they cheer each other on like chain gangs singing their prison songs.

The God of us all, kisses my eyelids and grants sweet hallucinations of rain forests and butterflies.

The lightly glazed over eyes of an animal in the distance shine like stained glass in a fallen church window. They glisten as though nothing has touched them in years. And yet they move. They move as though they are entranced by the sent of my fears and beliefs alike. Following my every move.

Still I am motionless in a slight somber sleep. It's eyes burn through my subconscious and eats away at my flesh dreamt into my minds reality.

And the leaves and grass and creatures all live together in perfect balance as I awake to face it all in ignorance.

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To Start Again 5 years ago

this was beautiful. I love how you intertwined nature and the outdoors with your bed and falling asleep. It was a seamless transition. Nicely done! :)


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mikielikie 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks you "To start Again".


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

Awesome imagery, Mikie! Voted up and awesome!


wes 5 years ago

Makes me not want to come back to reality..smile


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michelleernst 5 years ago

In the moment: this is what poetry is about. You brought me there and back and provided beautiful pics to boot...beautiful...:)


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formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Lovely. Voted up.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

This IS my favorite ,it is absolutely beautiful , i voted up ! Great write! :)


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TKs view 5 years ago from The Middle Path

Awesome job of painting the scene with your words. Voting up.


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jhamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

The imagery in this poem is visibly stunning! Voted up!

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