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Remember to Float

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Remember to Float

They asked me why I do not fly,
I told them it’s not that I don’t know how too,
I just need to be closer to the earth right now.

They asked me why I do not close my eyes
I told them it’s because I see so much better when they are open

They asked me how I move so quickly 

I tell them that I am pure electricity

It’s important to never get too close
Never stand in a puddle and grab on to my skirt

Or I swear, you’ll land yourself across the room in a world of hurt.

I am plugged into each person that passes me on the street

I hear your thoughts way be for you do

A loud clatter of endless chatter

A bundle of extension cords twisting together

At night I reach over and unplug every cord
I turn you all off 
cause none of you are turning me on

All my connections are being shut down

They ask me why I do not sleep
I guess I’ve just never known how
But tonight, even with the moon calling to me
I am cutting these cords
One by one I am handing them back

Sometimes I float,
For, I have always know how to fly
But what I like best is floating
Just like being in water weightless
The water takes you and you are blameless

The first time I had my cords cut
I floated up
So quickly
I was unrooted 
Laughing
No way to get down
Who would want to?

I had never been this free
Not one single cord 
Tied up or anchoring me

◄ Spirit Animal

Fireflies in Glass Jars ►

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Rachel Bond

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Sat 5th May 2012 15:56

oh i love this bt. electrickk...At night I reach over and unplug every cord
I turn you all off
cause none of you are turning me on...id ike to know how to do this. im sick of tuning into to flat lined frequencies. its draining and dull.

floating and cut.

Just like being in water weightless
The water takes you and you are blameless

The first time I had my cords cut
I floated up
So quickly
I was unrooted
Laughing


i read your poem listening to 'help yourself' death in vegas. good combo...intsrumental just like the water full of electric strings :)

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