Wednesday, August 3, 2011


"When the doomed are most eloquent in their sinking,
It seems that then we are least strong to save..." --Malcolm Lowry

you know you didn't have to go that way
but since by your own testimony you "didn't give a fuck"
how else would you have gotten there?

whatever weakness of spirit could not preserve your body
was channelled and made strong applied to your supernal gift
and what you left was a music that would touch kindred souls
as long as your sound lasts in the world

this is the artist's immortality
as all artists leave work that will survive them
one way or another
to leave their mark but also to touch those here and to come

you left the party too soon
but may years or ages hence return in a new identity
and hear yourself as others will and say
"there's somethin' about this woman touches me"

but then what does it matter? you did your all here and now
and it will endure beyond yourself too wise to last
where all look for the validity a like soul could give with their gift
no you didn't have to go that way but then

how else would you have gotten there?

Contenbt (c) 2008-2011 Philip Milito.

No comments: