You want her to be real
A half smile curve of lips
a glide of a hand through hair

the click of heels on a marble floor
You want to be her clothes
falling  softly about her feet 
that have formed the shape of wings 

and when she arches her back
she soars as high as chimera can fly.

Luigi Quarti

art by Luigi Quarti “fallen angel”

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          1. and she sang out . for ya liiife. oh oh~ then i tried and could not fry it and there wuz nothin else i could do. oh oh damn~ thanks to percy plant. for ya liife

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          2. radio is dead. all within my head. the name a game. ask too much want fill the does. meds and crap getting old. the double standard. who are you and whaaat do ya want. godspeed my good lady.

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          3. this unit, myself, is John. and like i wrote must make note to self do not ask nor expect too much. cost is dear after all and people come and go . whomever ur.

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          4. no need it is too late and hand has dealt my fate. solo job. no i in team or john. the high functioning autistic self absorbed narsa is on hand. and on and on. me on and onjohn . whomever ur

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          5. cool Holly. I recently met a teller at my bank named Ivy. I told her our old receptionist in elementary school was named Holly Ivy. now that s almost , dare i say? awsome? yup

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  1. Stunning… every man’s wish lies in your verse.
    xoxoxo

    I had to look up Chimera. I can handle the gown. The back will plunge below the waist, allowing for free movement of the wings. The body draped from red vintage silk kimonos… Where her hair stops and draping begins is merely a point of imagination. Her heels naught but crystals floating about her feet.

    Egads… I’ll add it to list of poetry gowns I must draw. Tangle of autumn leaves first. ❤

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  2. Holly, nicely done. I love the words playing off the multi-sequenced picture. It is like a sensuous metamorphosis. It is akin to watching ballerina’s with their powerful legs about to leap in the air and soar. Keith

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      1. Holly, since my wife and I watched the college women’s gymnastics yesterday, let me change from ballerina to gymnast. Those young ladies can fly off the ground, pommel horse, balance beam…Keith

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      1. Oh yes indeed, I enjoy flying. I used to dream all the time about flying by flapping my arms. It was always anticlimactic to wake up and be earthbound again. Riding in an open bay of a Blackhawk Helicopter was the next best thing. I’m sure future tech will make surfing air a fav hobby soon.

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        1. I think dreaming of flying has a very special meaning. I had a flying boy who wore a red white and blue beach towel held with a safety pin most waking hours. He discovered one will not fly by jumping from the roof of the house. A hard lesson but I agree eventually we will fly .

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          1. Oh that made me smile. I was going to jump from my roof with an umbrella because to a five year old there is no reason why it won’t work. Lucky for me my sister ratted me out and my mother forced me to consider jumping from much lower altitudes. Your little super hero no doubt experience gravity as never before. Usually, once is enough.

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          2. I was convinced an umbrella would do just fine. I realized that coming down wasn’t as thrilling as going up and then came my rocket propuslion phase. 🤓🚀😳

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          3. LOL! 😆. That phase lasted the longest. I started with experimentation with bottle rockets then started making my own and hats dusted to the model rockets that zoom up and parachute down. That led to work with NASA where some of my handy work went into space. Next I established myself with crazy ideas for the Army’s aviation and missile command along with NASA. My latest endeavors are allowing us to peek at the edge of the known universe, take amazing pictures, and send little smartbots out there to wander around. It’s all wizardry, which I subscribe to with unshakeable faith. Just think, it all started with an umbrella and a roof top down in Mobile Alabama next to the bay.

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          4. You’ve come a long way since the days of rocket bottles , you’re going to fly us to the moon. Hopefully not out of necessity, I want to visit not live there. I’m sure you know there’s a manned rocket blasting off from the Cape on the 22nd weather permitting. I’m very excited to see the launch. Please know Your brilliance is greatly appreciated. 🤗

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          5. It’s always an amazing thing to see a launch and follow the story from a drawing on a computer screen to that moment the earth shakes from the engine’s roar. When we finally decided we knew what gravity really was, we’ve brought new designs to the table that promise near light speed travel in the not so distant future. It works on the momentum of vibration in space. There is also the momentum of laser light to try out. Mars is on the menu so we need to speed it up a little. Enjoy that launch!

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          6. It’s very exciting, imagine the innovations our kids will witness in space travel and medicine ( hopefully) perhaps a cute for some of these terrible diseases. The concept of the Covid vaccine mRNA gives me hope that all things are possible. That’s an exciting life you have Dan. Keep
            Up the amazing work.

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          7. I totally agree and tho my moods and thoughts swing widely on current events, I see with my own eyes, young people that dare to go ahead with genuine honor and integrity to do the right things, not to enrich themselves, but to contribute to a better world and humanity. It is not rare at all. It is not what the “news” likes to cover so many are not in a position to see the awakening of our youth to a more noble cause. I do believe you know a young man that is riding that wave to selfless service like his mother. I will always do my best for them and try to leave a legacy of curiosity and thirst to know and do worthy things. I still have my many faults, but I wouldn’t be me without them.

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          8. I think it’s because we grew up by the ocean. When one writes of sand shifting under the toes as the water returns from the shore to the edge of waves the other feels it and a flood of memories are possible. It’s a delightful synergy for me.

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          9. I sent all the girls a week ago to gulf shores and they came back with a new lease on life. I stayed home and got a ton of work done. I’m renovating the house and it’s easier to tear stuff up when no one is looking. I’m not missing out on the next trip.

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          1. You were so kind to watch it seriously. Thank you so much. I was nervous but Susi, after a while, Made me feel like I was just chatting with a good friend. I am so happy she chose two of my poems to go into her beautiful anthology. There are some seriously gifted poets in the book so I felt so blessed that she included two pieces of my work. Seriously thank you so much. It was kind of long but I am sure she wasn’t expecting my wild story about the guy who stopped me at seventeen with my friend. Luckily everything was found out about this guy and I have no record or anything. However I was traumatized in a way that no one could ever truly understand unless they walked in my shoes. Have a blessed evening sweet friend. ❤️🤗🥰😘

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  3. Chimäre

    Du möchtest, dass sie echt sei.
    Ein halbes Lächeln auf den Lippen
    das Gleiten einer Hand durchs Haar

    das Klicken der Absätze auf dem Marmorboden
    Gern wärst du ihr Kleid
    fielest sanft auf ihre Füße
    in Form von Flügeln

    biegt sie ihren Rücken
    steigt sie auf zu den Höhen der Chimäre

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