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writing exercise. one word prompt. (light).

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light. mosaic. pattern. neuron firing pattern. map. of thought.

repetitious nomenclature. semantics. hermeneutics. other words,

I have no idea of their meaning, except I worked in a bookstore . . .

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neurons fire. and fire. sometimes the same path all day.

some find new trails. ideas. what have you. the point is. light.

chemical. electrical. synapse gap. spike potential. firing neuron.

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signal moves on. down the line. then your arm moves. then you turn

your head. you see her. your chemicals change. destiny. fate. eternal

recurrence. blind chance. inevitable odds and/or biological imperative.

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i don’t care.

i just meant the light. everywhere. the light from the stars. stars that blew up.

the particles circled around and found each other. got back together. again.

got dense. then denser. burst into flames. again. making more light.

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those stars blew up too.  that’s where the iron in our bodies comes from.

we are made of particles that got together. so they could ignite. into stars. giving light.

unimaginable heat. over millions of years. the sun. our sun. barely gets a chance

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to know us. then we leave. flash in. flash out. flash bulb. neurons flashing.

guns blazing. ok. it’s amazing. amazing enough. we don’t have enough light.

to really read the situation. it’s dim. sometimes dark.

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the sun says, hello.  then we’re gone.  and the sun says good-bye.

the sun says,  come home.   or. the sun says,  well, little cherub,

what else you got up your sleeve?

dj

7-20-15

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