Amon-Ra

Oil on Canvas

***

the particular, peculiar

purple bruised sadness of sunset

lies not in the light fleeing us,

but rather in whole hosts

(nations, tribes, families)

of men, we, turning, in concert,

daily away from it.

 

(and darkness, as we know,

is the time

for secrets, for shame, for

deeds best left hidden, for

theft, for stealth, for

private weeping, for

lonely bedtime sorrows.)

 

the particular, peculiar

blushing red joy of sunrise

is that of embarrassed gratitude

that when we have turned ’round again

it is still there to greet us,

at least for another day.

***

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One thought on “Amon-Ra

  1. This did not turn out like i had hoped. The ideas and imagery were much more concise and potent in my head, but upon further reflection it seems rather obvious and clumsy. A revision is in order, i feel. Anyone feel the same?

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