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Arcane Graffiti
by Alex Nodopaka
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Arcane Graffiti 


I started this writing

on the back of pale blue envelope

whose hue reminded me of a dusk sky

that lingers right now over the horizon.


Cogitating about the contents

to seal inside I thought why not

scribble my opinions

graffiti style

and in that matter of course

I would have to invent some arcane style

that not even Da could have.


Then I would write all over the out

sides of the sides and the  top of the lid

but nothing

I mean absolutely nothing on the in

sides of the coffin or its cover

so that in a distant archeological future

all that would be left of the pine slats

would be fossilized stone

and serve as metaphor

that for something to be saved

it may have to be carved in stone.


There is an assumption of permanency

in the feel of granite

and a sense of archival conservation

in big words

that reminds me of Moses and God

which reminds me I wrote of both.



Alex Nodopaka Oct©2007

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
so much is lost to time and interpretation...
an intriguing write, alex. enjoyed.
Reviewed by deleted deleted (Reader)
There is an assumption of permanency

in the feel of granite

and a sense of archival conservation

in big words.

I like the way the poem builds in intensity, and there is where it ends for me. The last two lines were anti-climactic for me.
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta
Hi! You are truly from the future Alex. Future is now. not now anymore, but then, now
look i just made this slideshow, it was on cable today.

thanks for sharing your awesome art.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I think this is fine poetry. Graffiti can be very evocative. Your verses are, Alex. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace to you,

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