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

Dec 16, 2007


you will not fool
me this time
yes, I will

embrace you
rock you

in the arms of patience,

massage the bamboo
pricking, sticking,
up and down my legs;

I'll be brave enough to manipulate

the naked nerves
until each blistering
tendril calms,

no, I won't
be the bear caught
in a steel trap
off limbs, or the wolf
tangled in a wire snare

they're the ones
who self-amputate
making way for escape.


I will caress you

coddle you

cosset you

hate you.

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