Who are you calling an oxymoron? WWE 9/11/13 Oxymoron

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Fully Empty

I’m perilously safe now.

They’ve dropped you

into the shallow depths

of the ceremonious earth

like a hat

into a round box.

Still your absence is always present.

The void you left still fills my cup.

No matter how high I hide the hatbox,

I bear my bareheadedness

everywhere I go.

I find myself asking you,

as I walk the woods you taught me to love,

can you see this?

Can you see through my eyes?

Is there a portal where you are?

If you’re where you belong,

I wouldn’t think so.

Then again, in a week’s time for me,

maybe you’ve endured an eternity

of purgation. And now you’re

in heaven with your God,

your void filled at last,

your torment finally over.

My torment is over, too.

You can’t make your demons my problem any more.

It is, at last, mine to say so.

My dead life is finally beginning.


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