The Artist and the Poet

Between the walls

of 35 in chains of straight

falling in line

she hovers over coral beads

stringing them to simple

chains

while the poet strings his

words.

Art entrepreneur Mr T

moves between piled up

reports

appraisals of his father’s

great works of art

spinning letters for possible

sponsors

ordering staff about.

Annoyed. Deyonna.

Mrs I R has given up on

waiting for her hubby of

55 years

of which 20 was for waiting

for him

she claims.

The artist keeps his head

above water

while the poet drowns

in a Sea of Greed.

Between these two personalities

in one man

a disciplined mind keeps

balance of mind and soul

in midst of meagre earnings

as the mound of debt owed

to the poet

RISES. SESIR.

 

zoltanzelan

ZJG-POetry’17.

 

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