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What I AmI am alone. Alone in the wilderness. Devoid of all human interactions. But what does it mean to be alone? Is it the absence of people? Or of material things? If these are true, I am surely alone. But I am not surely alone. I am surrounded by things greater than any material possession. I am surrounded by people. My mom, my dad, my sister, my friends. I am surrounded by a granite abyss. I am king of this realm, yet I am a tiny part of these outdoors. The buzzing of bees replaces the buzzing of motor cars and it calms me, knowing I am alone. Little things begin to replace day-to-day distractions. I skip a stone and only I can see the water ripple. But each ring brings with it a memory and I am not alone. When I look around I see nothing, yet I see everything. Lakes and peaks, rocks and trees, valleys and sky. Here the world resides and I am part of it, part of a loneliness that is anything but. The wind trickles through the trees and through my body, reminding me of the journey it has ma
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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