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Blossom In Vitro

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

optimism (water of salvation)

go ahead and laugh,
i wouldn’t blame you,
knowing what I know
and then told you:
the history behind the man,
what else could one expect?
but that’s that damn halffull glass,
i can’t seem to drink it dry.
it sits, desk decoration,
next to all the clutter that,
serene,
surrounds me.
i sip so daintily.
the essence of pandora’s box,
hope,
spreads all through me,
the distillation of
my tears and triumphs.
i gulp greedily,
determined now
to drain each drop
from that bright beaker,
but as ever
am entirely unsuccessful.
the glass clatters back onto
the circular stone coaster
i bought expressly for
this purpose,
thinking if i slam the base
down hard enough
the fucking thing will
shatter
and release me
from this pollyannavision
and
the dauntless spring,
unquenchable,
replenishing the goblet.
but no –
the glass is charmèd,
made immortal,
rendered proof against
whatever harshness i and life
deliver.
so come and laugh, my friend,
it’s only fitting that
a fool should entertain you.
watch me blossom
in the water of salvation
that condemns me,
history’s own jester,
to retrace my self-same steps
until
the midnight
throws its curtain
down
around me.

© 2011 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Thanks to Lucien Martelet for the photograph from which this is painted in digital oils.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Glow, a layer of
VP5 Triangles over a layer of Akvis Oils



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