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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.
peace,
carolyn
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. http://www.photoshow.com/members/jeanetteforesta/my_channel/af4HN2qE

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,

Regis
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