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careless sentries

Carless sentries have slowly yielded
given themselves up to murmuring desires
the tarnished paleness of drink
the languid escape of half-closed eyelids

all the while you have been whispering
from the next drunken pillow
trying to break through the dream, into life

together we have slept
unmindful of the waxing moon of memory
careless of the impending dawn

but our fire, though oft drowned in forgetfulness
leaves embers that cannot be quenched
and they rise up now to the dawn’s call
stirring the ashes into a new birth

now is the time for waking
for the unfiltered purity of that inner fire
steeped in realities divine
ever-awakening, ever-striving, ever-growing

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