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16 March 2009

Why did they need both the Atlantic and the Pacific?
Wasn't one great body of water sufficient?

For one body once it was.
Gathered together unto one place.
When the dry land appeared.

And on the land was the tree of life.
Neither evergreen nor deciduous.
Simply eternal.

But too much for them, apparently.
For they were driven from it.
Cast into mortality.

Separated by the flaming sword.
And two insurmountable oceans.

 each morning   i come in peace   with one final kiss   looking for you   castle in the mist   Bakery Square   dreaming of you   airport   black and white   It must have been a dozen years since we last spoke.   Trudging down the street.   one more day   my guitar hands   what a night.   Why did they need both the Atlantic and the Pacific?   as this morning's light   the king