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contains elements of 'I'd Say F' from the album 'Goddio'

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Be the tree
Get your lumbering trunks limber
And sway
In an easy breeze
Maintain balance through patience
Even as your trunk is climbed by the curious
And your low-hanging fruit is consumed
Waste not, want not, they say
And soft leafy fingers can brush away doubt
In moves, brimming with spillage
When slippery when wet
Signs points to yes
And smiling ears
With feet
Giggle
With excitement for novelty
And story time mirrors
Even when tangled
In thicket
Frustrating situations like bramble
Difficult proliferations with THORNS!
Felt Keller-style
Hellen, minus the inciteful herstory genius

Thimbles are useful when stitching together the fabrics of our lives
Or when so-ing away the stressful
But so-so-ing is an easy norm
For a part-time tree, in first world-y society anyway
But we can learn to read the
Fleshy rings marking our inner revolutions
Complete calendar histories of satellites
In various phase of devotion
To the will to maintain astronomical orcosmic connection

As revolution after revolution is undertaken
The brave often find sweet young bark has a bite
That's worse than these hardier barkers
Of revolutionary rings more numerous
Than their own
Years of looking into eyes,
Of casting ayes to the persistent question of life
With lowered limb
And fruit at ready
All rings grow in unison, they just go unnoticed by most
Until a revolutionary present is observed
And lucky are those to have met each other in that kind of beauty

In complication and in ease
We are all like trees
Some gnarly and rooty
When we rise to seize the occasion of now
But from sapling to canopy
The treefinger brush upon our trunks engorges extremities
With the will to bare seeds
To an unknown future

Homes to many
We were in memory,
We are still
Though in the revolutionary present
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from Eye. Runny. <​=​= Eugene & the Mythstick, released August 1, 2014

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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 Sprague, a Chitimacha-identified social justice organizer born in coastal Louisiana and raised in suburban Arlington, Texas.
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