Romance in a Vacuum

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Submitted: August 28, 2008

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Submitted: August 28, 2008



My starboard is not broken. Sail singularity with me.
We'll get back to port with time to spare
in this Degenerate Era, toes slick with black
from where a truth takes a dare.

Come back with me, time be no concern,
age be damned. Would that I might learn
how dark the summer gets out here.
And I quiver, my arrow, in fear.

I distort eyesight and vision,
blackmail the air to sigh transition.
Anything, when fate's on my side.
When all free men have signed
their resignation.

Two bodies, relax! Apt tongues, fuse facts!
Do you believe what you see here?
Lounge acts, play God! Girls, remove shirts!
Such is the shape of the universe.

With eyes more blonde and blood more blue,
I'll explain the world to you. Breathe!
You'll explode nova bright and shine like my shoes
or stars talking Morse code.

I'll want awkwardly to tame
all these gorgeous lights with you.
Cavemen and astronauts lament much the same.
Part of us will live forever on a street corner
with names picked from dreams.

Soon comes a crack that runs between me and you,
and your half-mooned lips chill dark blue.
Your crown comes loose when I dare to confide,
and heart and 'board give 'gainst the tide.

-Luke Rounda

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