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The Time MachineThere is no one so lost
as a traveler
He visits the past
the thickest textbook.
Memorizing facts and
he laughs at unknown characters
tethered to the page.
He swims past the masses--
they could be points on a line
so deep below him,
so far behind him,
their countless little choices
hanging like weightless debris.
Oh,he believes that he understands now.
In abandoning his anchor,
he has become the time machine,
the anomaly that exists whenever,
able to rewind and manipulate the tides,
uninhibited by mountains,shielded from disaster.
He bounds over milestones built beyond his lifetime
but when he arrives,
he takes no pleasure in the sunrise.
He cannot seem to adjust his eyes
to the future.
He doesn't respect momentum or that
generations have carried this island here,
on their backs.
"I can fix this."
because he cannot make permanent
and everything new to him
is something worth reverting.
Hath No FearGiving yourself completely up to fear is kinda like falling in love: You can't pin point exactly when it started and by the time you realize that you are surrounded by that sensation it's already game over. Just like the image of the person you are in love with starts creeping out from every unexpected corner, fear never leaves your side when you give it a welcome stay. After a restless sleep, it starts beating anxiously in your heart the moment you wake up in the morning and commands all your thoughts and actions throughout the day. It is nothing short of a prison, except you are the only inmate and the warden never takes a break. Ever.
I do not exactly remember when I let fear occupy my being but I remember the exact moment when I realized I was ruled by it. It was late in the afternoon, everybody was out there 'getting busy living' and I had locked myself inside my bed half awake, not particularly finding any valid reason to get out of it. Then I was awakened from a nightmare by my
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