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A grey, haggard dawn.
Already you struggle with the rebirth
             of need.

It almost seemed that the impetuous
rush, the flash flood of consciousness,
had lifted you so high that you
could hear the very conversation
of the gods.

Now your ears are beset with jeering echoes
of bitter words, silent, scathing judgments
from tongues the earth has stilled.

The empty city spreads like a mausoleum
around you, its indifferent streets sprawling.

The wind’s keen scalpel probes the shallow
skin of clothing, insufficient to preserve your
                                   body’s dwindling heat.

Still you know that you can purchase
yet another dose of freedom from
the curse of ailing flesh. Icarus fell
only once from the zenith of his sky.
The gods in their mercy allowed
                                   him to die.
Response to Addiction, the nineteenth prompt on the list compiled by :iconbailey--elizabeth:

I decide to update the poem so the I could tell you that you can hear (and see!) me preforming the piece on Youtube here: 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwOMEy…
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Allowing oneself the final dying; that is the difficulty.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Too true, Lance.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
A brilliant idea Alec!!I so enjoyed the reading which brought so much life to your poem!!:hug:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thank you, Trish :hug::love:
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ansdesign Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So wunderful Alec and very nice to see you!
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thank you, Ans!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure for sure Alec!
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
:D:D
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful work, Alec! I get so burnt out on the Icarus references that people use so frequently but you managed to make it sound so fresh. Fantastic!
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thanks very much, Rachel :hug:
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