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Things That Start

A scarlet letter's motioned glance
Into the soul – the big one
An intention to grip with gravity
Through a lonely, indoor window

An escape that they had planned
To save the day
Through an endeavor that remembers their fear
Of a language that carves their sex away

It’s the grand pooling of sakes
Desiring to relieve your aches
And its rip current only has power on the love you forsake

As sure as change
Or a third way
The gifts can be opened
If you recognize their shape as

The giant birthright cake
Marauding through your ego's wake
Any awkwardness is gifted only to the ones who are flakes

Even things that start
With the letter gay
Those gifts can be opened
If you recognize their shape as

Seven sided compliments
Asking you to please prevent
Any form of dissonance through honesty and truthful consent

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from (​(​If I See At All​.​.​.​)​), released December 23, 2009

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The Shortest Distance Fort Worth, Texas

Straight-lines and perfect circles exist. The Shortest Distance is an attempt in words, sounds, and light to share a subjective experience of universal grace and its consequences.

The Shortest Distance is the brainchild of Ramsey Billiot Sprague, a Chitimacha social justice organizer born in coastal Louisiana and raised in suburban Arlington, Texas.
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