P O E T I C --- P A I N T I N G S

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen" -- da Vinci

To write poetry, you must read and, read some more -- Me

Nov 22, 2007

Of Legacy and Sustenance

It is difficult to scribe you, transfer
your etchings from my mind.
Yet, I know that you are the legacy
dictated before I was born.

Some deity’s hand transported
ultimate parturition
into capsules embedded in my loins.

Burning through the length
of me you stretched open
my portal and thrust from ethereal’s

serous coat and became
the antagonist, the protagonist,
the main character of my purpose.

I breathe and live off your essence,
you are the air that balloons my lungs,
the flexor and vexer that expands
and contracts my heart.

You are much bigger than
macrocosm, and sustain me
more than the “victuals
for my sustenance”
of which Swift daringly wrote.

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