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the gods xi by Donald Kuspit



death is the foundation

                                    of the world,

but you need no

                          foundation to build


     living in silence

in temples of thought

                                  you rise

majestically in moods

                                   of innocence,

your absence

         all the freshness

i need,

           all the serenity

i could want,

                     all the wonder

i can see.

              the desert of time


   with passing memories,

but you abide,

                      pagan cacti

of prickly consciousness

                                      storing up

all the water

                    left of life.

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