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Updated on March 15, 2011
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Every clear-sky pre-dawn morning he waits

Pretending not to see me

Standing in profile, arms outstretched

Weapon in hand, in combat

With some thing, but I think posing for

My benefit, pretending to enact

The battle of his life

Quite the fancy dresser

In his jewel-belted skirt

Up there sparkling away

My, it's early out today

I think, and turn from my dandy friend

As my own day I must begin

And wonder if he gets tired

Up there all night forever

But in the end my thoughts diverge

To parking the car and making my train

To my own job where I pose all day



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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Wonderful prose Tom. Orion is my favorite constellation. It is so striking.

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Rebekah! :0)

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      love it! how we forget that the heavens breathe life!