I am guilty

the bread bakers of the world are closest to God
faith in grain
rising to feed the masses
in a way milked words or kneaded images cannot
who gives a crap about decorous things
by those dancing in comfort’s arms
and singing mattressed lullabies

when starvation demands hollowed flesh
creating is a luxury for the well-fed
joy is a feather on a theatrical prop wing
vanity pours sickeningly sweet as bottled water
the emptied out
care not in banal musings
hunger raging, a sophist, narcissistic speaker of one
sunken eyes do not lighten in the presence of trending imagery
or feast upon finely praised forms
how whimsical
the warm glow we ritualistically bathe in

I should not speak for you
but for me alone
sitting here on my most comfortable ass
thinking with these spoon-fed hands

ย I am guilty of all the above

For Liberia/pastel

art done a long time ago – too long

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9 thoughts on “I am guilty

  1. Okay, test taken, I evidently passed. Now, onto my comment … (Thanks be to the WP gods.)

    Nein, nein, nein!!!
    I’m going to have to disagree with you here, Miss, and rather vehemently I’m afraid (actually, I’m not afraid to do it, you don’t know where I live, you can’t reach out and bop me on the nose) …
    Creating isn’t a luxury only for the well-fed, nor is being on the receiving end of reading and looking at art merely a luxury for the well-fed. We all need to be reminded of our humanity. Only writers and artists can most effectively do that job–make those who can’t or won’t see, “see.” See? ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s why censorship is so pervasive in countries where people are starving. True, the starving don’t have immediate want of words or images, but the rest of us need to read and see them, and some day when the writers and artists change the world (they’re the only ones who can in my humble opinion) then the starving will welcome the new food of thought–words and images–and I’m sure they’ll partake with a hearty appetite.
    Disagreement aside, this is a lovely verse, AM. Thoughtful in the same way its poet is thoughtful, kind, and a better person than I’ll ever be.
    Undo your guilt … Except you might feel guilty that you haven’t painted, drawn or written more. That, and only that, should you feel guilty about. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • gosh, blow me down –
      I guess I missed the mark. I was coming from one place – one-dimension always makes trouble –
      to have the “luxury” of not being concerned over sustenance –
      when I’m down here in my little studio, I sometimes think what a good life I have to be able to sit here at my desk, on my computer with my glass of wine 0r cup of coffee and create –
      sorry I overshot on this one
      I do agree with everything you’ve placed here, DS – thank you for sharing
      and yes, you know me and my guilt
      and yes, I know where you live;)
      so glad to see you WPable again
      am:)

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  2. Absolutely astonishing. A work of tremendous power. I think it’s the best thing you’ve done, tho that may be premature since I’m, what, 268 posts behind…

    “… dancing in comfortโ€™s arms and singing mattressed lullabies…” Truly inspired, AM. You have an amazing gift of imagery, before visual and verbal. Excellent.

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