April 2, 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013 # 2...

illustration by Gustave Doré from ‘The Inferno Canto 5’

dirty processional / condescending angel


I love to
ignore rules because
breaking them is
a very different thing
breaking them
is purposed pain
gaining half
of the Universe
while ignoring them
is a contractual
blind laser
a smiled destruction
wrapped with
precise oral
surgeries 

I long for
a night's vision
of what Dawn
steals and
stabs and writes
into stories
leading readers
to understand
each thing
that rules
each choice
a narrator makes
at each crossroads
where we are 
secular divinity
and reason
parting ways

we stored our light 
as best we could here
with cracked clay jars
copper rods
and vinegar
from the wine
that went bad
poured in

EJR ©

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I like this. It seems to sum up the human condition so well. And I like the differentiation between ignoring and breaking rules.

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    1. Gratitude...a tidbit of conversation, that blessed me by lingering...

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  2. yes, that vile thief, dawn
    stealing dreams, desires

    well played

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    1. Thank You...all the wondrous escapes of dreams, I often miss when Dawn gets through the window...

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  3. really enjoy the chosen images here, very effective metaphor and thought starter. Nicely drawn. Thanks

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  4. Much appreciation for stopping by...always grateful for those that leave comments...many blessings...Edward

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  5. Another lovely weave of words. In awe as usual.

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    1. Blessings Bright for you...gratitude for stopping by...

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  6. Amazing....favorite: to understand
    each thing
    that rules
    each choice
    a narrator makes
    at each crossroads

    well done.....I wish I could write with this depth.

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    1. You humble me with your kind words...thank you, for reading my little corner of the world...Edward

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