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Pulsar 8/3/15

an addition by Tony

Such a fine gift/a watch/a reminder/that time swallows all/whole/Complete/A driven fear/of the end of our completeness/the end of wholeness/the end of our addictions/and our addictions/to air/to food/to sex/in all of its explicit illicitness/dripping and slipping/such a fine gift/a bittersweet reminder/that time swallows all/whole/Complete/It even takes with it/the fear the it produces/the ultimate greed/of longevity/Nay./I am not afraid/I welcome/the end of my addictions/the end of my completeness/Red button/Colorful diamond gets smaller/It is not as they say/”fade to black”/it is simply/’Fade to tangibility’/Such a fine gift/a watch/a reminder/that I must make/tangible/that which I must/before I become/and otherwise