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I think you keep secrets under your skin
like trees keep rings and do not know it,
like the sea teems,
like dark and quiet space
keeps every ray of light
the stars whispered to one another
when they were still young
and dying to make love.

I think you keep secrets in you
like the desert keeps sands,
like sleep keeps dreams,
like cities keep sleepless people
and people looking for sleepless people
to fall asleep with.

I think you keep secrets
like secrets like to be kept,
and I want to learn them all.
This poem and many more can be found on my website, [link].

Edit: Thank you all for the Daily Deviation! :D
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theslugpoet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member
The first line really grabbed my attention and kept me reading. Very nice. I enjoyed reading this piece.
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.… Congratulations on your DD!

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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beautyinreview Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This piece is so lovely. I love the repetition of the sibilant sound, especially in the second two stanzas. The whole second stanza, in fact, is beyond wonderful. An excellent poem that is well-deserving a DD. :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! Just a note to let you know I've featured this piece in my 2012 showcase of literature: [link] :D
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GabrielGadfly Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Superb poem and very well deserved DD.:rose:
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:icongabrielgadfly:
GabrielGadfly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you.
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
My pleasure:)
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is beautiful. On a second reading I just have to stop after almost every line to ponder the beauty of the simply worded language "like dark and quiet space/keeps every ray of light," "like cities keep sleepless people/and people looking for sleepless people/to fall asleep with." So lovely. :clap:
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GabrielGadfly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm glad you liked it.
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