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I'm Lee Martin,
Welcome to my birthday,
there is a dark planet.
Of awesome size
by no son,
an invisible tightening all thick
black forest and jagged mountains and deep,
It is so far away so desolate
so impossibly terrifyingly dark one day
We will do that.
Imagine the feeling of the ground beneath your feet on the planet,
The soft called creative sand at once was rock once
won't be able to see the sand.
He won't be able to see anything except the faint glimmer of the stars
there's always like somewhere, just not here
smell like on the planet. I wonder the salt
of invisible oceans,
better sap arranged,
don't think it smells of wrought
think it smells of fire or of food.
Think it smells empty like a home, you lived in for many years, but have cleaned out and repainted and you're standing in it from the last time, and it is once again a stranger to you
can I get smells like that.
I am reminded.
It is my thirtieth birthday today.
Every day is matter is birthday, and yet I do not age. This morning. On my birthday, I had a vision.
I was walking and the ground became wet
then the water rose up around my ankles, but I kept walking.
Around me. With the trunks mighty trees, hundreds of feet around the water,
felt cool, but the air was so
MR walk through
and still the water rose, and I was waist deep now.
I didn't know where it was. I was going toward or away from there was a fierce bicker, a bird somewhere far above the water roiled, but I was not afraid. I just walked waste.
My morning, routine is like so I wake up at five a m.
I know this because my digital clock tells me in stark red against black about this.
In for decades
All of the labels have worn off the buttons. I wouldn't know how to set an alarm, but I dont need to whenever
I wake up at five
maybe my waking causes time happen.
I have the same breakfast every morning,
I dont mean I have the same kind of breakfast. I mean it's the same food.
Because the Apple
As a bruise shaped like a witches Hackney to stand Sabre these same size same shape. Every morning, when I pour the cereal, no matter for how long or short at the exact same amount of cornflakes have counted them,
Again and again,
even if I pour no cereal at all. If I refuse to touch the box, there is still the same number of corn flakes in the bowl the same breakfast and I eat it again and again
read the morning of my thirty: is
We were not meant to last forever
There is no peace, an eternity, what shapes
All of this is the boundaries birth death.
In the pain and the knees
you are bound, and so, with you have boundless
boundaries I have notion
I have no pain in my knees, and so I forget I have them. I forget
my body at all,
I just want to remember my body. There is a dark planet,
of arson size.
By no sun, its orbit
its wild, its serpentine through space, even with the most powerful telescopes. We would not be able to find it, but at some point,
We all see clear. Plane is our own faces
blue sky. We will look up on a day where we had a dentist appointment,
but we had to pick up the kids by four, where the basketball game was on down at the bar and there will be a planet of awesome size lit by no son,
invisible, tiny, all thick
black forest and jagged mountains, and deep
turbulent oceans planning.
Be so close. You will be able to see details
midnight surface cities that you see opponent,
fast and cavernous cities.
Empty windows, empty room, no one built of cities by
I mean I've always been the mark
It has always been my thirtieth birth
this afternoon. On my birthday, I had a vision I was out of.
Conference table in a conference room in a building full of rooms exactly like that one.
The place of business where money is not made, but is procured from those who deserve at less
if I searched those offices were all of my birth days after I ever find an exit.
I did not search. I sat.
Conference table across from me was an unsmiling man,
his hands were folded in front of him on the table. I did not greet him because I felt that we had already exchange small talk. Now it was time to get to the meat of it.
Cross for me was an unsmiling man
what he wanted for me.
Neither of us said anything.
From either side of our conference table.
The tinted window looked out over a parking lot
identical soldier, said Dan.
My afternoon, routine is like so
I put on my hat and I go into town
I'll. Do my shopping and say hello to
people I know and the people. I don't
you're still somehow people I dont know, even after all this time,
in, like so I put on my hat
Often wish me a happy birthday,
I say. Thank you,
but what I mean is please don't please no more,
Sometimes there is a party and I polecat Dick.
With the side of my fork. I go home with my groceries,
put them in the fridge, throwing out the aid.
Local groceries. I bought the day before
then I have an afternoon coffee out in the back yard.
Staring at my law, which remains green and lush, even though the heat is intense this time of year, even though I have never in my life watered it
Grass is like me. I
coffee on the grass.
Imagine having no shape
a clumsy endlessness
Imagine me picture me.
In an emergency, it is recommended that you look for the nearest exit.
That's all I'm doing here,
for the nearest exit
There is a dark planet lit.
I know son,
an invisible tightened all thick.
Black forest and jagged mountains and deep turbulent oceans. I feel
I walked there once long ago
I know that
the crunch of its lifeless, soil. I know
the ice is of the waves along its shores. I know the smooth glass of its mountain side, the guard
there is complete
I wish I could take you by the hand
together you and I could
upon to its surface.
No, it's the way. One knows
We could find one in its absolute chill
You could make light its total darkness, but it the
because when we visit that plan,
each must visit it alone.
We can take comfort in those
we ve gone before
and those who will come after there is a dark planet lit by no son.
And one day we will go,
this evening on my birthday
I had a vision,
I was climbing chimney of wrong the raw.
Sat tight around my shoulders.
I was hardly room for my body,
by wedging myself outward. I was able to make myself stable and then we'll go myself just a little bit higher and a little bit higher after that, I knew
Am I climb would last for the rest of my life and that the rest of my life would last forever.
And still I wiggled myself an inch at a time,
above me was a dark flight.
Ill Orange sunrise are sunset.
It never changed. The sun
was always setting, or else it was always rising, and anyway I was far beneath wiggling my way up a chimney of rock far below. I could see cave water, absolutely clear,
possibly deep and brutally. If I wanted to,
simply relax my body and fall through the rock into that cold and clean water
We need to do is relax for one second, but I didn't. I kept clean
toward the sunrise, or else
My evening, routine is like so
I listen to the radio to hear the news. Did it I? What world is up to
I'm not involves the take off my socks.
And I kept my feet, feel against carpet in my living someday.
I hear a voice from the living room,
voice sounds saying me must be more than this. The me in the law says to me in the chain,
I wish you were so I say to in the long could you
you help me out here. I think I'm stuck says to me in the wall and I share
my head, sadly,
If I could have helped myself, I would have already and likes
so I binge an old ninety sitcom like five and a pit or the thin man commences.
Don't fall asleep. I know a gold I can
every hour. Until then,
And yet I find myself waking again in my bed and it's my thirtieth birth as it is always my thirty at birth.
If I'm not given a boundary, I will have to come.
It boundary for myself: I will have to be
inventor of my own end?
Listen against the window. Do you
soft murmur of the weather outside.
As a witness to all manner of kitchen bag, was your windows or the west marrying a sicilian say that the time is needed to do the same. Coming in loud revision smiling in this area,
all the time we heard was the whispers farmers time
We were not land mine, ready to wait to see.
I have lived a very long time.
Perhaps longer than anyone and yet
still so much I haven't done I've
in Poland or the
New Zealand or Spitz
I've never been in North Carolina or not.
Kyoto or North Florida or Germany. I've never seen a giraffe in person or a boar
or a praying mantis or an eagle.
I've never been to space. I've never been in a coal mine,
I've, never tasted kale, or
Kim she or lamb.
our big things. I've never done I've
written a book
recorded, and now I've never.
Build a house
choosing the location and materials laying down the foundation and constructing the framework upon it, putting an installation,
stalling drywall getting permits from the city.
I've never led an army over a mountain pass saying to them. Today we go down in history that I've never gone down in history now mean
most of us haven't, and most of us want to put me: do I guess
I've never been to the dark part of the ocean floor, but the sun can't reach to the sheer liquid mass and the strange creatures live whose beauty does not rely on our sense of beauty, because their existence does not rely on our sense of existence or the volcanic.
Pumpkin seeds into the blue black bass. I've never been married, although I have been divorced
sky dived or even been on a plane
What flying feels like
I imagine feels a little like dreaming like waiting.
Near a small things that had never done. I've never had a picnic
I'm never made whole wheat past
never parallel part or spent a few hours, picking up litter from the side of the road and never pulled weed and I've never bought
I've always owned. This hat.
I don't remember where I got it.
I'm, never driven any car, but dodged rang.
I've never seen
movie except for good,
Not that new remake, but the original nineteen sixty classic starring Frank Sinatra, has every character
Imagine any other movie being better, so I'm never bothered exotic things. I've never done.
I'm never time travelled, although I do
get the brochures in the mail each week like everyone else,
never danced in the ballet. Although I've
I dreamed of it many times: I've, no
printed counterfeit money,
nor ordered a hit on anyone, nor otherwise committed a crime. I've never been,
bitten by a vampire,
or by a werewolf or by a child. Simple things: I've never done
I'm never mailed a letter
our own dishwasher. I don't
no, what a sun like I've never been in hot tub,
I've never kept a flower in a vase law
after it was time to throw it away until it is the brown memory of a flower that once was
dont, pilates or yoga cross. Fit I've never taken a run.
Although I had always owned running shoes, my life like all online
it's more of a list of I never have
because the world is bigger than we can reach,
even if we spend our entire lives reaching we,
clear, a little circle around ourselves. We sit in that circle, and that is our life, but it's ok. I don't have to do.
I will leave an endless list of the not guns and the men to choose
and the should that's mine. After all, passport
It is not a predictor of future. So after all,
death is only the end.
The stories about you.
Everything after it's over what then good night night. Now
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