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Digging Up The Sky   poem  
Creators: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer)
A poem about time crystal miners
Posted: 05/18/10      [1 Comment] ~ 75 words.
 

They tell you we're miners.
They tell you a lie.
Since when did a miner
Dig up the sky?

You prise at a sparkle,
With a wooden tool,
And hope that your eyes
Don't make you a fool.

Cling to the scaffold,
And eat your dry crust.
Pray that a wrong step
Don't age you to dust.

Shoo off the blink birds,
And when your mate screams,
Try not to remember
His falling in dreams.

Author's Notes

Inspired by prompt in the April 2010 Muse Fusion "Falling from a high place". Prompt provided by Toni Sturtevant.

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