Figures 2

Interim, John Lyons (oil on canvas)


Life and its liquidities
          the ebb and flow
the figures that come and go
          and how one thing
leads to another
          and the dry wit of words
amid the steel stone and glass
          structures that cement
our minds to the ground
          so that life becomes abstract
and all the while
          as the climate heats
the earth cools
          and pockets of distress
spread like wildfire
          and time turns to December
frost thick in the fields
          and the night sky
a fretwork of stars
          and a moon that beams
misfortune upon those detached
          from the pulse of love

John Lyons



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