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Darkness/Nourish/Reflect

In the darkness

there is magic. 

Just as the night

shrouds the mundane

in mystery

the darkened soul

shelters the muse

and nourishes the spark

of inspiration. 

For most

this place

is a misery.

For the artist

it is a studio

they fear to leave

even as it kills

their humanity. 

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Five O’Clock

It isn’t just me,
is it,
who watches
as the news
celebrates
today’s disaster?
Do you see it,
too?
They show concern
and beg our understanding
but we all hear
the notes
of a siren-song,
that entices
fear.
well,
I’m not fearful
of shadows
and taunts.
The world often sucks:
no insight needed.

…and then the moment is gone

Art
begets
art.
The creative juices
never flow more freely
than they do
after exposure
to someone else
art.
But
it must be great
art.
Art that inspires
must be
just
out
of
reach.
Our arms stretching up
we both reach for
and supplicate ourselves
to it.
In return
our mind opens
and we receive
the gift,
the spark
of new inspiration
and insight…
if only
for a moment.