Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 16, 2014

Essence


Poesy plus Polemics

"Essence of a Man" Digital Art by Devalyn Marshall At fineartamerica.com “Essence of a Man”
Digital Art by Devalyn Marshall
At fineartamerica.com

what is love but a gift
unwrapped raw and real
the denuded whole of you
unhidden truths opened clean
lay revealed in your
supplicant palms
not just skin
but your muscles and sinews
your organs and bones
cradled softly
presented on pillows
of what you believe
and how you’ve been hurt
unembroidered by pretense
scraped free of imposture
crude uncovered boxes
displaying mistakes
all your ugliest sins
your most ill-founded judgments
this honesty
candid complete
can convey all that love
wants to thrive and endure
or else time now or then
will dissolve it like so much
untenable heartless hypocrisy
pulverized
vanished in tears

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