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revolution

SYLLABICATION: rev-o-lu-tion
NOUN:1a. Orbital motion about a point, especially
as distinguished from axial rotation: the planetary
revolution around the sun b. A turning or rotational
motion about an axis. c. A single complete cycle of
such orbital or axial motion.
2. The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
3. A sudden or momentous change in a situation: the revolution in computer technology.
4. Geology A time of major crust deformation, when folds and faults are formed.

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I watched him sleep, he did not know. I watched his chest rise and fall, his lips purse, heard the sighs and secret words that he did not know came from him.
I am not ashamed.

You say there is a revolution coming
that we are in the midst of something that
cannot be understood - just a stirring in
the bellies of the ones chosen to lead.
Do you intend to stir the people to an uprising with your words?
Will the earth shake and split with the force of them?

Lava pours out from your pen, red, it burns the page, it burns the reader. Sometimes you do not know when to stop. Sometimes, I do not know when to start.