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by Ari Gold 3 months ago in art

a poem

We are the shadow of the hands

The bound slaves of ten thousand years.

Inside the bricks is the dust of crickets,

locusts, worms, and lions

Molded into clay,

molded from desert hallucinations,

from our failure to remember the vines

which snake us to life,

feed the hands we stain,

with our white black,

and our black white.

When we forget the vine we forget the soil,

threaded with life, leaves, twittering things.

As tiny eyes,

kissed by water,

wink at the simplicity of death,

of return,

we watch the shadows and miss the green.

Ari Gold
Ari Gold
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Filmmaker, writer, ukulele player. In the Guinness Book for air-drumming. AriGoldFilms.com - follow @AriGold

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