the Deevil's been 'round.

i've felt the ting of insertion, question.

the auto-dynamic of denial

trying to usurp, by my own Reason, bested.

but the dynamic invades;

the last unanswered question remains.

the underpinning, the moot, the nebulous,

either/or, whyfor, and Place.

if - what if - and if only,

what is left standing only stands to stagnate.

and if a crippling of someone gave motive,

does that continued Acceptance, wordlessly, feed that flame?

Control is only allowed from a Within;

if you can conceive it, it gives it a Begin.

and the Deevil slithers in to this heed:

he thrives on what you can be coerced to believe.

Ownership is what i have taken on.

the Disregard, cavalier assumption has a song.

and it's the question of what ever did he come for?

why button anyone up behind your locked door?

it's covert, and overt, and only because the Other says yes.

even without asking, or including, he creates his quest.

time is nothing; he'll stay as long as you allow.

and he'll feed on every morsel you find, until you kick him out.

aaaaah, to Flip It.

turn it around, say the same, to your Self.

rant and rave, behave as you crave,

and let your feelings be Felt.

they are your own, after all, and if you didn't give them away,

it only matters that they emerged,

to learn what you create

by what you too, do and say.

they are still there, and ready to be perused.

if you're going to use anything, it may as well be You.

for the unanswered question only leads you to the Truth:

that if someone sucked on you, you are, likely, Fruit.


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Comment by The Songbird on December 10, 2017 at 10:25am

I believe that.  And I believe it is the hook by which someone enters.  Your spirit

always knows.  

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 10, 2017 at 11:04am

Nicely done!

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 10, 2017 at 1:13pm

"that if someone sucked on you, you are, likely, Fruit."

Or maybe you are an ice cube, frozen and cold and unable to bring warmth to anyone or anything

Comment by The Songbird on December 10, 2017 at 4:13pm

Thanks, Anna and Monkey -- Just tryin' to take the best road away from blame, and claiming the part I played.  

Hi Tom -- thanks for reading, and the comment.  It is yet another choice, isn't it?  One certainly could decide to see himself that way.  

Comment by marilyn sands on December 10, 2017 at 11:24pm

Josephine Baker in the beautifully erotic pic matches the succulent prose.  R&R

Comment by Rodney Roe on December 11, 2017 at 6:09am

the Disregard, cavalier assumption has a song.

This is the most hurtful part; that they only come for the nectar and not the pulp, the pith.

Comment by The Songbird on December 11, 2017 at 2:44pm

Hi, Marilyn, thanks -- I thought so too.  So self-possessed, and the image came along at the same time as the realization. 

Comment by The Songbird on December 11, 2017 at 3:46pm

Hi, Rodney, thank you for saying that.  It does hurt, even though you come to realize an opinion doesn't change the truth.  Your own longings created what you accepted, and were the other half of the equation all along.  Perhaps that insight is the pulp that remains with you, unscathed.  Thanks for a guys-eye view! 

Comment by Token on December 12, 2017 at 4:26pm

Since Marilyn mentions it, I too see Josephine Baker....but to me it looks more painted than photographed, would you give a citation? ( I'd like to see any other works of art by this artist?/photographer?

Comment by The Songbird on December 12, 2017 at 9:44pm

Yes, he has a photo-realism style, and he's just woooonderful!  I first came to his name as the illustrator of a book by another, Thunder Rose, about a little cowgirl.  In sharing it with my daughter, a teacher and children's linguist, I discovered a LOT more of his work.  He's an author as well, and if you goog-image his name a lot of treats will drink into your eyes.  Will Smith and Spike Lee are a couple other authors of childrens-works he's collaborated with, and I'd likely not have come to him either but for the cowgirl one he illustrated.  He has a wondrous, witty aplomb and word-play, so - I imagine you will embrace him too.  The Josephine, I happened upon in looking for a like-color artwork of some goddess quality to complete a tryptich in a place in my gallery, but I'd been reading about her at the same time too, as she was friends with Carmen de Lavallade, one of the pioneers of modern dance who's just received the Kennedy award for her life's work, and they opened that world internationally together.  I'll try to put one here, of beloved Shirley Chisholm, in a series called Painted Out Of Government.  Great stuff; just great, smiling, heartfelt work.  Glad you like too!  


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