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I am the river's son,
my arteries flowing turquoise
and turning to rapids
rushing around my frame,
filling me with this sense
of buoyancy, minnows
tickling my sternum.

I am the river's son.
My palms caress each
silty shoreline, every
battered bank and bend,
and these places I know
so well become me
as my fingerprint,
even the bridge above me
inflamed by the afternoon
sun-glow, burning rusty and
blood-orange against
the steel blue sky.

I am the river's son;
I bring my home along
like hermit crab,
where I step
I pull water from the earth.
This one's actually pretty recent, I think I wrote it soon after coming to JMU, the first and pretty much only time I got homesick.
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KaseyKillface uses vivid imagery to describe the intense longing in Homesick. ( Featured by neurotype )
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picaroinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ow MAN!

I read this twice, and each time the imagery just blew me apart! Your defiant tone and your refusal to part away from home brings a completely different idea to being homesick. I actually felt the same kind of pangs as I read it. And I really congratulate the person who found such a gem of a poem!

I saw your other works as well, and would love to read more of your poetry.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
That poem is SO beautiful! So wistful and lovely, so imagery-filled, so set-apart and yet so down-to-earth. I congratulate you on the DD. :hug:
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MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Very nice :)
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Bluewither132 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Writer
Such a beautiful piece. 
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TeiRaven Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If only I had the time or talent to illustrate this, the imagery is indeed beautiful! Congrats on the DD!
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FINALLY! A DD I agree with! I loved this! I love deviantART! 
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Oomizo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Beautiful 
congrats on the DD!
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LOTRfanforever Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. 
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful :heart:
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