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You Have Dug Me Out, a Poem

Updated on September 24, 2015

You Have Dug Me Out

I am no fire,

but honest earth,

yet you have dug me out,

(Egocentricity intact)

I am a mole, blinking in the sun.

My only treasure are friends

who, wittingly take up the word,

and uncover gleaming treasure-

(not me)...

and my compensation in

such stark tale telling is

that it's truthful, and more truthful

than any elgies that might come my way.

What an old Moon has struck upon

may not be my surface at all,

but (for all egocentrics out there)

I'll claim it.

The fire (palos) (a fire, or event of something burning)

(which I had to look up, but did...)

is our passion, which nothing can

stand before, without being altered,

like love, it changes, a little bit,

the souls it touches, an ocean of

heavy treasure, lyrical words,

are the pith-gold of the soul and

isn't weighed by earth device.

How beautiful you are, riding prismatic waves

that only a Picasso could render,

While I, I the earthbound Mortal,

paint fields like Van Gogh, violent

heavy, clouds of blue-grey,

Yet. When I'm gifted with your


I'm struck, clean thru, the arrow

barbed and dangerous, lodges

in my Soul.

Now, Is it my Turn?

Probably not... but I will claim it.

Latin is a glorious language,

and, with a little work,

we might explain why Euclides

was able to chart the stars,

and we may be able to renew

that thirst for knowledge,

simply by doing it ourselves...

I have one shoe on.

My friend has caught me

and I could not reach beyond it

without words.


You deserve a walk (my dog"s name is, Athena)

Fulgeo, gaudio gestus.


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    • lilyfly profile image

      Lillian K. Staats 2 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Thank you, Shea!

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      very intense and beautiful. there is something very sisterly in this voice that really speaks to me. i love it.