Sunday, September 29, 2013

After the Beginning was the Lie

And lies made flesh flamed into hard tongues
unable to resist a purple crocus not in prison
putting its gentle truth behind bars of locution
for the simple crime of blooming mysteriously.

Thus flesh made words, no poem is innocent but
a shadow flashed, itself an enslaving lie that casts
our goodly yearn into a belief that words are real.

The purple crocus poking through the snow
is its own excuse for being.

I don't even have words for that.

Do not read this poem.

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