Eyes Open

Eyes Open prose poem

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We awake
Wrapped arms around waist
Feeling her fingertips against my flesh
My heart against her back
Smelling the follicles of her hair
No words
just moments of memories
First conversation
First smile
First film
Wishing we could hold on to moments
For as the heat of the dawning rays move up it brings us closer to the end
An end to a friendship that would have outlasted time
An end to a heart that must stop ticking to rock for someone else
An end to finding true love to drive it away when we really needed it most
My grasp tightens around her waist
Her fingertips dig in my flesh like roots to soil wanting not to leave a foundation
I can hear her pull back of Oh gasping for a moment
But our tune lessens

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Allen Clark

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Artist,playwright,entrepreneur this is just to say a few things about Allen Clark that will make him a unique entertainer. A founding member of the Free Thought Collective & Untamed Philly,Train has made his mark in the world of poetry for more then 10 +years.Feeling his love for words with the birth of hip-hop,Train began like many kids of that time rapping,dancing and understanding the awareness that hip-hop was truly pushing for. As time progressed he began writing poetry and performing all over the city of Philadelphia and other cities in major events such as the Ogontz Jazz Festival grooming other young performers such as Zenobia Long whom went on to win the Welcome America Poetry Contest, then becoming a host himself at Say Word Wednesday. Consequently at the same time he began hosting he helped form Crashers Inc where he began hosting not only events and parties but creating a new environment for the independent artist to blend all kinds of talents together. Over time allen stepped away from event planning to form Run Boy Run Production along with other and to focus on writing his first stage play Underground Episodes which had two sold out performances in the FringeArts festival. When people ask Allen what does he do in arts he usually smiles just to know his star is unlimited in the world of entertainment
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