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we are sharks
that swim
so desperately
trying
to stave off
the inevitable.

you were just 
a thought in my
mind,
a point on the
horizon i walked
toward believing
it could come no 
closer.

we held the 
realities at arms
length.

life is terminal

we are all
terminal
though
death is the one
certainty
we doubt.

it happens to
everyone

but never us

and never
today.


(we hold the 
realities at arms
length.
we hold ourselves
till the grave.)
fairy tale of new york in the
background 
as you fall into yourself
and into the bottle, 

anything and everything 
that will distract you from
yourself and the enormity
of living.

sometimes reality moves so slow
and the 
stars seem so abstract
and painful that you get
this numbness. 

feeling yourself watching them
and feeling 
separate from it
and 
yourself wondering where 
the hell you are. 

no consolation and nothing to
hold on to but yourself.

living is not much but its 
all there is
and 
even in this situation death
is unthinkable and 
terrifying
(perhaps even
because of it).

tasting the taste of it knowing the
lips will rot. 

as a billion suns and a billion arms
grasp outward 
for something.

tasting the taste
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not attachment but in the melting
away of all definitions distinctions
and concepts. 

you realize the enormity of it and 
reality becomes surreal,
beauty enters and you disappear.

the world of appearance is thought,
the thing in itself is what is
and what contains it

language describes it, but it's not
language.

inwardly and outwardly

what is is what exists and what
contains it is space and
consciousness.
my cat is unconscious most 
of the time
but when he's conscious
he's really conscious

he follows every movement
of the hand,
chases blue bottles
as though they were
mice,
doesn't premeditate 
or strive for anything.

just watches licking himself
all contented in his own
skin.

he knows nothing of self
sacrifice because he doesn't
see a self.
and he doesn't bark or 
shit on the rug,
doesn't greet you by jumping
at your leg

the most you'll get is a purr
as he weaves figures of eights
between your legs.

he gets bored
strolls upstairs
climbs gracefully onto the
window sill 
and sits in silence watching
the world go by.

you sit on the bed
light a cigarette and join
him.
that animal will never
become a hitler,
never try to decipher the
grand meaning of existence,
never fight wars.

it is in itself existence.

it will never become 
a saint, but in a sense it
is a saint, or a buddha.
it is not in the past or the
future.
it is self contained and
implanted nowhere 
but where 
it is.

it is completely present
without words.

and i eat buddha's like the
spider eats the fly,
like everything that lives
and breathes
i believe my survival is
paramount.

but the plants are even 
more detached and present,
even more innocent and
life promoting,
but i cannot live off them.

the suns grow blood 
and pain and life
and we look up and say
how beautiful.

i've become nocturnal but
i still cannot escape 
the stars

blood pumps and flows
and we are here.

(for a while)
the Egyptians loved the cat
were often entombed with it
instead of with the women 
and never the dog

but now
here
good people with
good eyes
are very few

yet fine cats
with great style
lounge about
in the alleys of
the universe

about
our argument tonight
whatever it was
about
and
no matter
how unhappy
it made us
feel

remember that
there is a
cat
somewhere
adjusting to the
space of itself 
with a delightful
grace

in other words
magic persists
without us
no matter what
we may try to do
to spoil it.


-Charles Bukowski

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Thank you so very much for the favorite!
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Such a beautiful gallery full of beautiful works :) XxxxxxxX
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Thank you for adding me to your deviantwatch and for the favorites---Your attention is received gladly. <3
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Hey, thanks so much for faving the *Yellow Fields* this is super appreciated :)
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thanks for the faves <33
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thanks for the favorites :D
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Thanks for the favourite :)
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Thanks for the poetry faves :rose: . . . and your new ID pic is fantastic! Flirty Revamp 
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Nice profile pic! Sneaky way of bringing in more views, perchance? ;)
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Thanks for the favourite :)
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