A POET'S SALVATION

… like a blind man
sitting in the solitude of night,
fluttering fingertips
gliding softly across your page,
feeling the grit and polish
of your words,
dipping
and rising,
teasing their subtle peaks and valleys
into my tingling flesh,
surging through blood filled veins,
as a river does,
carving
and sculpturing
the shallows and depths
of a journey
that began with the teardrops
of Heaven’s desire…
… like a mute apparition
hovering at a poet’s banquet,
quivering lips
mouthing slowly your verbal morsels,
savouring the sweet and bitter
of your words,
shedding
and transforming,
bursting their succulent juice
into my arid mouth,
flowing through dust filled throat,
as mead does,
smoothing
and coating
the knots and barbs
of a silence
that began with the final scream
of Chaos’ madness…

… your words
are like a warm breath
on a sharp Winter’s night
emerging
on a mirror’s face.

A POET'S SALVATION

Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

Artist's Description

It has been, it seems, a lifetime since I visited here. A busy schedule has kept me away and silent but needed to say hello and that I have not abandoned the friends I have come to know and love. With Christmas and New Year not far away I’d like to wish you all a safe and fruitful time over the holidays. With much love. xoxo

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