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the pond is deep
deep clear water

i am quiet and still
the rocks below are far
they seem so close
it is so clear

now i am empty
and sinking

i finger the golden stones
and turn them over
but i am not strong
the stones i want are big

i am lying on the bottom
when a precious jewel is sucked
into my mouth as i breathe in deep
the deep deep water

the ruby causes my eyes to see beyond
the emerald hearing ears hear hitherto
inaudible whisperings from the formless above
i remember now where i came from

now i can wear my life as a jewel collecting animal
i am an animal harvesting pearls tasting ambrosia and nectar

this is still not finished. the final page will have color.