The Eclectic Pen - the seed. the carpel. the rind.


By: ericjasongastelum   + 52 more  
Date Submitted: 6/18/2010
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  Where were you when you invented the orange? Were you standing on Everest, were you tasting the sea's sodium consistency, were you writing your name on every molecule of the sun? Was your heart excited? Was it a thought before time began, or was it something that you cannot describe to me because I only know earth and air and fire?
I know You!
In this fruit, this ripe ovary, you've hidden vesicles filled with a taste I will never forget from this world. Theyíre grown from perfect trees with strong branches and slick leaves. When did you begin to invent these? How did you absolutely decide that carbon dioxide and water would feed the leaves and that oxygen would become the tree's waste product? A product that I must breathe.
Where were you when you decided that gravity would pull an orange from its branch and that orange would land next to my head as I rest underneath itís shade? My mind crashed through your veil and now Iím not sure what I believe. Was I a spark of peace and a radiant tear of joy out of your eye? I only ask because I write beautiful things that end up cursing you or your precious humans Iím here with.
I have questions and I know you built me to explore and search, but my greed wants to charge you with discrepancies that Iím quite sure I've caused myself.

Where did I fit into the equation of Oxygen and Polonium?

& are you still excited?


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Michal W. (Princess101) - 6/18/2010 7:47 AM ET
That was good! do another one!
Marta J. (booksnob) - 7/9/2010 3:35 PM ET
You've been missed! As usual, you've given us something thought-provoking and lovely.
TomeTrader - - 7/12/2010 2:20 PM ET
I love the imagery in this peace. I imagine the the Great Creator in a giant laboratory. Nice!
TomeTrader - - 7/12/2010 2:21 PM ET
Oops, I mean piece. :) I love the imagery in this piece.
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