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tired eyes slowly burning

content and wandering

your eyes speak in windows

chasing lights that dance

seething shadows like friends

they whisper changes

secrets of passion

grip with ease to the sky

chant dreamy love things

while birds serenade…

compulsive eyes speak in mirrors

conveying into glass

pressing hard against a reflection

desperate for happiness

hoping for bright colors

to shape a tired face

and bring life inside again

like the dreamland outside

the windows…

(C) 3/8/93 Christopher Vaughn

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About Christopher Vaughn

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1971 and moved all over the world as a military brat, my first venture into writing occurred in my heart early in childhood when I became obsessed with science fiction books by Jules Verne, Dan O Bannen, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. It was early elementary school when I discovered Robert Frost and his pen struck me. I was wanting to be in the worlds he painted. After several honors English classes and more obsessive reading of Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King, I knew writing was a calling. In the 80's I was also enamored with electronic bands Depeche Mode and Front 242 and seminal bands like Skinny Puppy and Click Click which influenced my writing as well. In the 90's I was transformed when I discovered Clive Barker, he was the total package. Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Poet, Director...I became a survivalist writer. A term I coined by the nature of writing through feeling...letting go of the negative and hurt. Which if you are a poet, is what you do. It's not all just about creative churning. It's letting out what you feel inside of you. I continue to write poetry, short stories and lyrics to survive...

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