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  • I am walking the labyrinth that no longer exists.

    I’m thinking of you and your sailboat, the one that is always a woman. Women and water are like coffee and cream. I am remembering the great sex we had in that boat, the chocolate chip cookies from the cookie stand that fueled our long walks through the forest. Trees into wood into shelter or fuel or sailboats.

    When I get to the center of the non-existent labyrinth time will stop and wait for me.

    Where are you now? Probably on your boat, rocked by a silence only the water provides, but it was never a safe place for me. I used to wake in cold sweats because I could never feel the ground beneath me. I would rather be on this ground that is broken than on that clear glass of peaceful illusion. Oh, you! Always yearning for transcendence. Was this what you wanted?

    An eagle just came and told me he saw your face smiling serenely from the portal of your boat. There are some circumstances when serenity is just stupid. Are you out there? Hello? The world has gone to shit!!! But actually, that’s not what I mean to say. What I mean is, there is this river that is separating you and I. Or maybe it’s the ocean, yah, the literal ocean that you are on in your literal sailboat. Well guess what? I am here in my literal non-existent labyrinth.

    When I’m ready time will resume and I’ll walk my way out again.
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