“Johann Heinrich Füssli 047” by Henry Fuseli – The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – File:Johann Heinrich Füssli 047.jpg – Wikimedia Commons
She sits half listening
to the sing song of Spanish words
that flit so easily
from birds who never
left their nest.
Her mind conspires against itself,
her heart, betrayed.
Brittle organs burdened by brittle bones.
The beginnings of decay.
She seeks comfort in what was once familiar
but is still a stranger to it all.
Nothing is the same.
Roots. O Roots! She pines and pines
for life’s lines of breath
that still the ground.
Jupiter and Calisto by Caesar van Everdingen (1616/1617–1678) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
No plaisance, all innocence lost
The reality of the beast
makes the grandeur of real men
even more mythical.
a myth itself,
legendary- the boundary which separates man from animal.
Coral snake slithers
Circling corazón sangrante;
Squeezes – to cauterize the wound.
Gloria Denice Manthos travels by any means necessary. She writes, sings, dances, plays music, and climbs trees. She lives without air conditioning and chain smokes while contemplating love. She reads the cards and charts the stars. Read more at confessionsinpeculiarity.blogspot.com.
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