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Echo simile


 

Hello! We echo as smart as a whip.

Echo, our mirror tone of voices,

Million years much older than us,

Years in total stasis like Brine shrimp eggs

Echo, a cryptobiosis our hidden voices

Never wanting to hear us talk,

Whether railway loud or graveyard silent, he never mind;

Like deuce and tennis, here and there, he tows our voices

Mountains high or valleys low, even dirty gutters and earth,

Coming back, he fuss through

Like a tone of air bubbling to the surface water

Exploding our voices like mine to an Army’s death

Sending messages to families and friends

All around us from east to west

Wonder if he needs some rest.

 

By Onyeche Vincent onyeka

© 2010

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28 Comments

  1. Kristin Unruh says:

    I know I do! lol! need a rest I mean!… and think that probably ‘he’ on the other hand, is always at rest even as is also always in motion and sounding off through us and all.
    I read into your phrases that you have been there, to God and back, to the realm of soul and back, and have remembered, and know what it’s all about, even if (like Brine shrimp eggs)..not knowing what it’s all for.
    Cryptobiosis. hmmmm,,, yeh, that’s maybe the best we can do! (chuckle)
    you got me Vincent, with another Echo simile. a truly profound one.

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    • Onyeche Vincent Onyeka says:

      Brine shrimp (Artemia) is a genus of aquatic crustaceans. Brine shrimp eggs are metabolically inactive and can remain in total stasis for two years while in dry oxygen-free conditions, even at temperatures below freezing. This characteristic is called cryptobiosis meaning “hidden life” (also called diapause). While in cryptobiosis, brine shrimp eggs can survive temperatures of liquid air (−190 °C, −310 °F) and a small percentage can survive above boiling temperature (105 °C, 221 °F) for up to two hours.

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