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I got lost somewhere outside of the world and I can't get back in.


I didn't fall off the earth, I simply floated
above it for awhile.
I had to drowned out the world
and look at it from a distance--
lonely and obtuse.

Everything appears new and inviting now,
freshly born.

I am counting down the days
until I can soar above the canopies
of lush tropical forest and immerse
myself in the enchanting waters--


--in my tub with only the flickering
of candles illuminating the room.

I will close my eyes and sit
completely still for an hour:
and listen to the earth turn.

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