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Absurd and Beautiful Day Absurd and Beautiful Day
by Nikos Laios
2016-10-19 10:27:11
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Absurd and Beautiful Day

The desert
ground was
Packed hard,
Cracked red.

img_0612_400As flocks
Of white birds
Swirled out of
The creek over
The bare trees.

The black dog
Sat panting;
Resting under
The shade of
A desert shrub.

As the
Parched and
Dusty blond
Girl, with the
Matted hair
Trekked across
The desert with
Her four camels.

Crossing
The desert
To find
The sea.

The
Journey
Was absurd,
But life in
A city was
Even more
Absurd.

The daily
Routines,
The coffee
Runs, the
Millions of
People packed
In shoebox offices
Stacked over each
Other, the day
Repeating.

The days
Bleeding
Into each
Other,
Indistinguishable
From any other.
 
She
Considered
All this as
She lay
Under her
Purple silk
Wraparound
Dress that
Fluttered
In the breeze,
Draped over
The bare
Branches
Of a desert
Tree.

As she
Dreamed of
The blue sea,
Juicy fig trees,
Orange peaches
And laden dishes
Overflowing to
The brim.

Lost, lost
In her floating
Dream, the
Dusty blond girl
With the matted
Hair rested, waiting
To continue her
Journey the
Next day.

The
Camels
Bleated
And growled,
As they clawed
At the packed hard,
Cracked red desert
Ground.

On this
Absurd
And
Beautiful
Day.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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Leah Sellers2016-10-22 23:16:46
Nikos, are such A Soul, sir. Thank you for your Gifting !


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