Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 6, 2016

Timber~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Timber

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“Twisted Bonsai Tree” by pestilentialcreature

a sentient animal

man is acutely aware

of the flaws in himself

human character

comes to its construct

from lifetime of effort

an effort consuming

each singleton artisan

shaped by the ongoing

struggle against

his own weakness

it will not be molded

by dogma or dictate

it must find its form

in the bends and the turns

that give personal contour

to private volition

its objective

is never perfection

but rather progressively

less imperfection

* * *

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity,
no straight thing was ever made.” – Immanuel Kant


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