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Power of Observation

Roman & Rocky using their Powers of Observation

POWERS OF OBSERVATION

By Scott Lew 7/3/12

It’s hard to describe
No muscles
The tomb
Of your own body
Longing to reach out
Laugh
Smile
Respond
In some sensible way
When friends talk to you
Because they know
You’re in there
 
That’s the hardest part
Not being able to react
Life happens
But I’m at the bottom
Of a well
Sending up the occasional
Hellooooo!

 I still have sight and sound
Touch when someone
Touches me
Smell and taste
Are rare pleasures
Yet surprisingly
Just being present
And observing
Thinking  
Is enough
To have
A rambunctious
Experience with
The Universe

 

 

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