Fredisms

Quiet Passage

I call it Quiet passage

from else where
to here [a pit stop]

and off again.
Natives mention

hollow bones.

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Just a thought.

Just a thought.

If early Africans had entered the New World,
like many voyagers from Europe,

like many voyagers from Europe,
African Americans would be bi-lingual.

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Sense

Sense

Does this/that make sense?
is a question

Who am I?
is a better question

I AM beyond words,
so you take it from here.

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Back yard buns.

Back yard buns

I love your backyard buns,
sun warmed and ready to savor.

Back yard buns.

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“Hey woman.”

“Hey Woman”

I met a female
acquaintance

and thought
‘hey girl’.

and thought
would I say
‘hey boy’.

and said
‘hey woman’.

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make believe love

make believe love
(from across the street)

she struts naked
past the shade pulled low

all above her belly button
is hidden from view

each night I see her
we make believe love.

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

No need to hunt
outside your home.

Each in out breath
is a bless’d treasure.

Have one right now
long in, long out,

relax and smile.

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Crunches

Crunches

Bare feet
On thin ice

Over Arctic water.

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Love

You want it?
You got it

You got it?
Share it

You need it?
Receive it

Love

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Do Be Say

why the fear of doing being saying
to who about what when where?

before flesh in flesh after flesh
who knows before and after?
You?

doing being saying
is only in flesh.

before has gone
after is coming
now is now

Do Be Say it now
Now is all I AM.

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alone.

The dog,
my friend
Kaia died.

With no love
for an other
filling in,

my days
wither,
Quietly.

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one about Kaia.

mind is a crock of stories
galore. Shocking. Loving.

bales of covered hay 
for her outdoor dog house.

a bed, covered on the deck,
two in the house plus mine

when she could jump up,
twirl, flop, and snore up a storm.

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What you gonna do

What you gonna do
when they come for you?

flight
fight

pew
folks will pray for you.

Gun violence
in America.

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We are them!

News flash!
(on inheritance)

Look at all the folks (from babies on up) 
staring into rectangular appendages.

We already are them,
the robots.

With a little more programming,
forget about manufacturing them.

We are them!

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How can I focus?

On who what where
and how can I focus

when what we call truth
is full of hocus-pocus?

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Fear

Fear
I have it enough
to know flight or fight
is my first response.

Deer in the head lights
frozen in between
this and that.

Knowing
I AM that I AM
rarely enters the picture.

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a Spiritual perspective

How far can it fall
from the tree?

When you get to the core
apple is apple,

no matter what you call it.
a Spiritual perspective

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an Observation.

the Bloody Truth
from the Fertile Clam

looks back at you
from the bathroom mirror.

an Observation.

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3 bits

Care Giver

Give & Receive.
Complete the Circle.
*
Change.

live life
fluid flux flow
*
Fear

“I love you sweetie.
You’re going to die.”

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Memorial Day all ’round.

Memorial Day all ’round.

Mourning the loss
Hailing the victor

losers and winners,
since caves and trees,
a lesson still unlearned.

One becomes another,
’til there is no other.

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Quickies

Quickies 
(jus’ now finishing up at 12:36 pm).

Open with a question.
What’s on the menu?

Flail the loser.
Hail the winner.

Close with an answer.
The human dilemma.
*
Want more of what you got?
Get it.

Want more of who you are?
Love,
*
Death

a voice
loud and clear

I AM all ways here

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The time is near

The time is near

my old friend said

as the train approached the station.

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No Thing has arrived.

No Thing has arrived.

Imagine greeting no thing
at the front door.

No clothes. No body. No thing.

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Stay True to your self

Stay True to your self

That’s what we say
smiling stern don’t really matter
how.

It is your self I Am talking about.

THINK

Is there your self?
Who says?

OK, enough thinking

STOP.

Your self

Gone.

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Now What?

SEER, please speak loud and clear.

Rumble off the mountain tops
Rain fire upon the living
Flood the lands with salt.

Wash away the characters
including strong and survive
and live and love, all 26.

No more characters.
Now what?
No more characters.

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Don’t Go!

Don’t Go!

Go where?
Away from here,
now?

I AM all ways Here
Now.

Hear Now!

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Home where ?

Some one says
You’re so honest.

I say
Seeds must be planted
to get results.

Honest seeds reap honesty.
Honesty starts at home.

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4 Questions!

4 Questions!

My memory is not yours,
so let us decide now.

We have one foot in heaven,
the other in fiery coals.

Yes or No?

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In 1787 negotiators agreed that cows were 3/5ths of the whole. 
In 1865 that law was rendered obsolete. 
Cows, slaves, same thing , right?
In the 1950’s and 60’s Malcolm X began using ‘Black’
and ‘Afro-American’.
Before then, common names were nigger and Negro.

Question!
When did Afro-Americans become fully-accepted Americans?

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When spirit has flown the coop,
why is the coop entombed,
and held in reverence?

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Isn’t it odd

Isn’t it odd

Isn’t it odd the news
left and right
is about D. Trump?

What’s that about?

I say it’s about a master
performer
hypnotizing us.

Let’s give the man a standing ovation
for his mesmerizing and brilliant
performance.

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Recorders of the recorded

Recorders of the recorded

Barack Obama and Adolph Hitler make recorded news.

Recorders and reporters pick a side
and respond accordingly.

What’s your side?
Are there more than 2?

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Words get away

Words get away from me. Some times,
they have their own guidance,
separate from mine.

They (the words) leave me (this guy) in the dust.
When the dust clears, I witness the results..
“Where did those words come from?”

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A wish.

‘Don’t leave home
without it’.

Donations dry up.
Political parties fail.

We step forward
with our hearts.

A wish.

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One fell swoop.

If spirit in one fell swoop,
revealed all of our darkest secrets
and prevented us from harboring more,

(stripped us naked so to speak)
there’d be mayhem and the world
that we know would change for ever.

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SLAVE & I wanna find God!

SLAVE

It’s not black and white.

Aren’t we slaves to food and sex, power and possession,
life and love, hoping and wishing, yesterday and tomorrow ?

Think about it!

Most of all, I’m a SLAVE to me, mine, mind.

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Folks say,
I wanna’ find God!

I hear,
Look no further.
I AM that I AM.

I AM all ways
Present.

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Has it always been

Has it always been
me mine I ?

My pimple dog man wife cat kids
body cancer country.

Who cut up the pie and gave each piece a name?
It’s time for a sit down, to negotiate a few major changes.

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I dance

I dance
I dance to my own beat.

Sometimes,
that means stepping on toes.

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nothingness

I run run run
at top speed.
 
They see me.
The nut-catcher van
turns in my direction.
 
I leap over the fence,
and head for the horizon.
 
The van crashes through,
and sputters in the mud.
 
I am moving at top speed,
across the daisy field.
 
I hear the rear doors open.
I look back.
The net hounds are gaining fast.
 
Almost there.
I leap.
 
nothingness
 
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There I was,

There I was, confidently losing weight.

Today, the scale revealed a 10 pounds gain.

That mind is a world-class character, to befriend.

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here at Eglon Beach

here at Eglon Beach

4 men stand in the shallow surf
casting their Silent Lures
for salmon.

a Gull lands. an Egret lifts off.

the Sky is cloudy, sunny and eye blue.

it Crinkles my gaze through the windshield,
here at Eglon Beach.

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Mayonnaise & Children

Mayonnaise & Children
have some thing in common.
They both evolve from eggs.

Some folks will say mayonnaise
Is not a they.

I say
‘If that makes you feel good, stick with it’.

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Buddha Babies II

Buddha Babies II

Buddha babies are everywhere.
Be the leaf   drifted down   landing beneath the surface.
Be the feeling   carried on each breath   wide awake.
Be the heart truth   no matter how pain full   fully exposed.
Be the Buddha Baby   everywhere   Buddha babies.

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the Pain of Leaving

the Pain of Leaving

When I experience me and you
and us and them
being one and the same,

how much leaving can there be?

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the Mirror

the Mirror

People in power want to keep it.
Doesn’t matter the position or system.

Some are community-minded.
Others are Me-mine-I minded.

Each may become the other.

Look around and see
Me-mine-I in the mirror.

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A verbal written voice.

A verbal written voice speaks up.
loud and clear.

“I can’t physically prevent you
from putting ME in the world.

A more effective protest is through
Mind’s Eye.

You look down and see what I AM thinking.
out loud.

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3 belles

Evening tides,
a dark seascape,
on a moonless night.

A foot in time,
one still behind,
not here, not there.

Eat your heart out.
If no light pours through,
do it again.

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Let us love

Let us love
in the open
here and now

entwined
musky
dew drops

on the cotton sheet.

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a Flurry of Words

a Flurry of Words

It’s all about me, don’t you think?

Thinking may raise Demons, Goddesses, the stink of Turd Town, built in another land.

Thinking is not feeling.

Thinking is crinkling my face and scrunching down to avoid day and night, the wind-carried ash,
landing like snow.

Here, we flush our solid waste.
Turd Town incinerates theirs’.

Which way is best, do you think?

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Who breaks the law?

Who breaks the law?
illegals

Who makes the law?
Legals came here,

killed the native buffalo food
chained a people’s body and mind
dropped atomic bombs on 2 large cities

and we still make the law.

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Peak Living

Peak Living

A man was surrounded by peaks,
and woke only after knowing the valley
and all in between.

the Buddha

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in between Black & White

In between Black & White

Black says    You’re one of us.
White says    You’re one of them.

I say         At least they agree on one thing,
that the Virginian 1924 Racial Integrity Act
is still intact.

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You wanna live?

You wanna live?
Make waves.

Big little
fast slow.

don’t matter.
Make waves.

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The Nature of Nature

The Nature of Nature.

We plant and grow apples.
Bugs eat the apples.
We spray the fruit and kill the bugs.
The bugs evolve and eat the sprayed fruit.
We use stronger spray to kill the bugs.

We eat the apples.

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Balance

When I am balanced
in each moment
and between,

what more or less
is there?

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Currents and Diamonds

Floating downstream is easier
than fighting the current,
yet
resistance to pressure
creates a diamond.

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We like happy faces . . .

We like happy faces on Facebook.
We avoid the face of pain, suffering and death.

Many folks experience all these faces
in their day to day living.
Do you?

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I love you

I love you.

How can you love
what you don’t know?

You don’t have to know,
to love.

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all that to say . . .

all that to say,

Head Land, Heart Land,
and Now Land
balanced

is . . . I AM  . . . land.

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To the bathroom mirror I said,

To the bathroom mirror I said, ‘You look pregnant’.

Looking and being pregnant are very different.
One is a story, the other an experience.

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Excellence and Mediocrity

Excellence and Mediocrity don’t co-exist,
without one affecting the other.

When one seeks excellence without question,
avoid mediocrity.

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I love you sweetie.

I love you sweetie.
I love you so much,
when I think how much,
my heart spills everywhere.

That’s what I said to Kaia this morning.

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If I had the choice of owning . . .

If I had the choice of owning a gold mine or a creative mind,
which would I choose?     Which would you choose?

This is where question 1 comes into play?

A friend just reminded me,
‘Your creative mind is the gold mine’.

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‘Better times ’round da corner.’

‘Better times ’round da corner.’

That’s what they say in church. They say,
‘It’s better upstairs and worse downstairs.
Pray to go up, sin to go down’.

I say, ‘Tell me what to do on this floor now,
not yesterday or tomorrow. I’ll ask for guidance,
when I am in those places’.

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I sometimes mix up Indians.

I sometimes mix up Indians.

There are India Indians and American Indians.

India Indians are named after the Indus River.
American Indians are named after an error.

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Test 1

Test 1

Some of what equals sum.

or

Sum of what equals some.

Which is right?

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Love a Spade

Love a Spade

Even a spade may be an instrument of salvation.
When that’s all you have to dig up weeds,
and plant new seeds,
Kings and Queens don’t matter.

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Life is one big learning lesson.

Life is one big learning lesson,
that can be divided into days,
hours, minutes and seconds.

Each of these separate experiences,
when taken together,
is called life.

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Some Thing & No Thing

Some Thing & No Thing

Some Thing lives on the hill.
No Thing lives in the flood plain.

One day Some Thing looks down
and thinks out loud, ‘I want No Thing’.

Question: How many things do I need, to know joy?

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One Man’s Take!

One man kneels and says
This ain’t right!
More men kneel and say
This ain’t right!

Men with rights say
It was right, is right and will be right,
so get your asses up, and go back to work!

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a Short Story

Heaven spent a week in town.

Folks hugged trees and each other.
Day and night welcomed night and day.
Is was all and all was one.

Now weeks later, is and was complete a sentence.

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Presence Seeds Presents

            PRESENCE

                SEEDS

                                                     PRESENTS

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It’s a vehicle.

I got out of the shower,

looked at my body

and thought,

It’s a vehicle.

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the Voices, Thoughts . . .

the voices and thoughts,
call them what you will,

some times twist and turn
on each other.

Some times it’s one
for all and all I AM.

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Nature Calls

Nature calls.

I don’t mean ‘take a shit’.

I do mean ‘Nature calls’.

Nature loving Nature calls.

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the Heart of Love

the Heart of Love

beats beats beats a cadence

beyond the cosmos.

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Let’s talk about Mind Control

Let’s talk about Mind Control.

On average, there is a murder a minute.

How many minutes have we been glued
to the 12 boys in the Thailand cave?

We consume what we are given,
until another story comes along.

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Mother’s work is WOW!

Mother’s work is WOW!

To observe it, one thing.
To experience it,
I’ll never know.

Man

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A weapon is a device . . .

A weapon is a device designed to harm others.
We Americans design and distribute more
weapons than anyone else on the planet.
I don’t hear any complaints from anyone.

Let me ask you,

What’s all the brouhaha about ‘a right to life’?

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Guys made in the USA

Guys made in the USA,

driving pickups made in Japan,
flying American flags made in China.

Diversity

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This is what I know.

This is what I know.

Change is closer than you think.
See/know what I mean?

You don’t?
Try holding onto a thought

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a Fair Discussion on Race

a Fair Discussion on Race!

We’re talking about what?
Race don’t bother me none.

Talk is cheap.
That’s what my dad used to say.

Can we just get past race?
I’m about talked out.

The pizza guy is here.

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Set your clock . . .

Set your clock to Spirit Time.
Be present through trough and crest.

Now just relax,
and let your breath do the rest.

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Buddha Babies

Buddha Babies

Buddha babies are every where.

Be the leaf that drops.
Be the feeling that rises.
Be the heart that loves.

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White Flight

White Flight.

We bring Black folks here,
then run from them.

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I’m driving.

I’m driving.
Kaia is on the passenger seat.
My arm is resting across her back.

“I love you so much!”

I don’t just say it, I feel it.

Do you feel what I am saying?

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This afternoon was the first time
Kaia could not raise her hind part without my help.
After a nearly 13 year partnership, change continues.

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Hang a black man woman child

Hang a black man woman child
is not in fashion these days.

These days lock them up,
make them work to eat,
and pocket the profits.

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We do such horrible things . . .

We do such horrible things
for a dollar.

We tell children they are ugly,

then sell the adults, ‘products
to remove blemishes’.

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It’s all relative.

It’s all relative.

The blotch became a raccoon,
squished across the double line.

We watch our close relatives
being killed all day,

so one as distant as a raccoon,
is a passing thought.

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I read, ‘A woman was consumed . . .’

I read

A woman was consumed whole, clothing and all,
by a 30 foot boa constrictor, in India.

Before, I’d think
WOW!

Now I think
WOW! Is this fake news?

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the Illusion of Freedom.

the Illusion of Freedom.

We stand before a starry fabric
with palms over hearts

knowing and not wanting to know
some of us arrived encaged

and are still enraged.

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Our American language . . .

Our American language affects cultures every where.

We give the word nigger negative connotations,
then export it to places with lots of sand.

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Suffering occurs

The suffering occurs

because of you

in ‘I love you’.

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How I harbor

How I harbor what was,

determines how I live what is.

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Death creeps up on us.

Death creeps up on us.
We open the door and there it is,
smiling.

No time left.  Now what?
NO TIME LEFT!

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