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Shining In My Eyes


Floating away from the frigid abyss

Slowly opening senses, as if an infant learning

the first moments of awakening

The void retreating;

almost as quickly as consciousness shifts

The current, lifting thought

Dramatically acknowledging every random

tendril of hair and/or cloth

An accidental journey predetermined by

the Keeper of the light, and

Monitored by those incandescent flashes of bubbles

of air building the momentum

for the fire to grow

The internal flame igniting the oxygen into

filtering the hibernating air sustaining

my lungs, enough to encourage

the scattered thumping beats of my heart

Gathering faster in anticipation

and in accomplishment

Fingers stretched as arms fan in and out;

Palms drawn up together towards the surface, penetrating

the water; shooting through like an arrow

Palms pushed down to escape the darkness

Black sea turns to green, then to blue

Curious creatures coming closer to see

Avoiding the spotlight pointing its rays towards my face

The sun shining in my eyes, blindingly

calling out my name…



I am grateful for this playlist (I prefer live music):


  1. “Everybody I Love You” aka LALALA! Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Not an original but definitely a pretty good alternate: http://youtu.be/TE9T_iK9y0s

  1. “Speak In Rounds” Grizzly Bear: http://youtu.be/TGFeetTr5Ds
  2.  “White Rabbit” Jefferson Airplane: http://youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0
  3. “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)” Jim James: http://youtu.be/THj4UjM-ZfQ
  4. “93 Million Miles” Jason Mraz: http://youtu.be/YEf7CAAQHFI