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Six Hours

February 15, 2015
By cosmos4242 GOLD, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
cosmos4242 GOLD, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
I don't know where I'm going but I promise it won't be boring." -David Bowie

I took six cobalt and topaz-yellow feathers
For the purpose of decorating an effigy of him.
They were pulled from the pigeons that flock overhead in the suburbs.

Because in six fingers I could count the distance between us.

Luckily, after we burned for an October day
I could only count the ashes as one enchanted object
To be jarred as “lost to circumstance.”

The author's comments:

It was inspired by The Great Gatspy. (pages 93 and 96 in the copy provided by my school.)

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