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I knew Artemis once, a long time ago
she lived down the hall from me in college
and had a collection of little stone stags
lined up neatly between her potted plants
pearl white and shiny as moonlight

each pale figure had a name and a tale
she took them all down one day
and as she wiped the grime from their backs
told us how they all tried in vain to claim her
and for their effort, they remain with her always
lumps of milky stone, frozen mid-frolick
collecting dust in the window
lost in a wood of violets and cacti

I thought she was cold then, unfeeling
callous towards her small herd
until years later I found myself dusting
my own little collection of frozen stags
lined up neatly on my windowsill
pearl white and shiny as moonlight

The thought, incidentally, was that I want to see Up. How it got from there to the above would probably only make sense to me, and it being 4am, I'm disinclined to explain.

Damned insomnia.

Date: 2009-06-07 02:11 am (UTC)
ext_7899: the tenth doctor stands alone (Default)
From: [identity profile] rhipowered.livejournal.com
You might not have wanted comments on this, but it really touched me.

Date: 2009-06-07 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kjpepper.livejournal.com
comments are fine! glad you liked.

July 2009


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