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I am all that grows from me
and all that grows from me is sacred—
              my hair, dirty roots reaching towards sky,
fed by sky, shifted by its undulating currents
              my fingers, spiders, crescents, twigs,
gaunt, blunt, probing, inquisitive...prurient
              my ears, awkward conch shells jammed on as if by mistake,
rigid and ridged, elven,
innocent like unexplored caves for children to bound gaily into
resounding with echoed cheers of courage wanting
as if a dozen more children waited within, fearless guides;
              my nose, obdurate. 

The reach of my eyes knows no bounds;
what walls are there to throw my body against?
                                   and my soul?

I dig     
            my toes
into the ground,
stretch them.

                        All that touches me takes part of me,
                        all that is a part of me is me,
                        is holy;
                        all dies.

My nails scrape the elemental cadavers of brethren,
the callused pads of my big toes
nudge my boundless, shapeless lineage,
dirt runs through my veins
and dirt has tickled my toes
and in that instant I am all,
and haven’t we all?

                        All that touches me takes part of me,
                        I am divine,
                        I live;
                        all lives.

(air is solid and omnipresent;
 we are all touching)

(air is solid and omnipresent,
 yet our vegetable bodies' roots know no inhibition)

We must learn the art of growing hands from our eyes and ears,
                                        and ears and eyes from our hands,

so that we may hear the drum circle
that fills our own silences
like the ringing in our ears
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Given 2013-01-11
Whitman has almost a surreal feel to it of how vulnerable yet invincible one feels writes the suggester, who continues, saying that the deviant's gallery is also full of many good deviations as well. Indeed, ~AMWeitz has an amazing gallery of literature that is not to miss. Also suggested by =Vigilo ( Suggested by reflectionsinwater and Featured by Nichrysalis )
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
AMWeitz Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks!! :D
girl-withagun Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist made me cry, for I felt as if you reached within me and said everything I am feeling, but in a way so powerful and profound as to make it what I wish I could say. thank you.
AMWeitz Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
It means a lot to me that this touched you and that you felt the need to tell me. Thank you for taking the time to read it. :heart:
girl-withagun Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Daily Deviation! Con-freaking-gratulations, Andrew! None of your work deserved it more than this one!
AMWeitz Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
Hahaha, thanks Luke!!
"Air is solid and omnipresent"..

"So that we may hear the drum circle
that fills our own silences.."

You manage to convey these paradoxical phrases so elegantly.
This is splendid!
AMWeitz Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so, so much! :heart:
Vigilo Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Congratulations! :heart:
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