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· Immolation of a Language

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  The Empty Vessel
by Michael Wayne
Friday, June 08, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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For all those that empty their essence into their words


A beautiful clear glass pitcher

hand-crafted many decades ago

sits filled to its brim

upon a table of little distinction

Waiting... Alone

 

Time wanders by

indifferent to its existence

simply another object

one

against the infinite backdrop of all

 

Deities pass by

to marvel at its delicacy

yet they too do not directly touch

for simply their passing

is stirring enough

 

Man passes by

and finds to their delight

that this meager creation

can provide at once

both nourishment and refreshment

 

Quickly they gather their cups

and orderly they form a line

one by one they pour

draining and draining and draining

until the pitcher becomes as dry as their bones

 

With nothing left to take

the masses disperse

in their voracious

and capricious

hunt for another pitcher to drain

 

The hordes gave no consideration

to what they left behind

An empty room

An empty pitcher

A spectral thing appearing with nothing left to give

 

Do not weep for this vessel

for that is not it's want.

In this moment it stands proud

for to have been emptied

was a vindication for its very existence




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Reviewed by pat medlin 7/14/2012
i like the soft tender visuals of your work....no furrows in my brow but simple soothing questioning in my heart. so glad to have stumbled upon your beautiful 'narcissic' work....psmedlin
Reviewed by Connie Faust 6/9/2012
I agree with Sandra about your writing. It seems to call me to a higher plane of thought, and I like that.

Connie
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 6/8/2012
I feel as though I've found a garden of delicate
fragrances. Your writing is quite enchanting.

Thanks for sharing

Sandy
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 6/8/2012
This is like a painting, a triptych...before, during, after. Maybe some are here for the giving and that is their entire delight. Most though, when collecting human strays, are themselves made homeless from the giving. The third stanza is beautiful. Thank you for this illustration. ~~ Diana

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