Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 4, 2016

Arcanum of Rust~by Paul F. Lenzi



Arcanum of Rust


“Cosmos in Rust” by Cherry Blossom Tattoo

there is beauty in decay

deconstruction of iron

reversing its founding

airy oxygen breathing

insinuates in among

densely packed molecules

breaking down elements

lifting improbable traces

of water and gas from

within heavy metals

returning to homeostasis

those cosmic ingredients

fused by the force of creation

a gradual dying

more properly seen

as a complex transition

a reddening process of

friable blooms lending

lovely new character

unto their host

in obedient statement

that physics perforce

converts old things to new

that the stillness

we see all around us

conceals a perpetual motion

a motion that hints

at the secret arcanum

all permanence

is but a human conceit

rising out of the wishful

impermanent mind


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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