Oracle of the Drought

by Frederick Kesner

fall into pools of swirling merriment
shirk substitutes that others recommend
firm in the knowledge of purest joy
your visage clear in mind, no mental toy

stab with wanton thrusts this warm caress
reveal dream's scorn amid phobic duress
with fiery brand your chariot swift - protect
lunar spheres in shaded ponds - thoughts collect

tinge red this broken tune - unbroken still
wave its braided locks on crested hill
press in, unhearing ears hear each cry
reveries opalesce, fears no longer dry

bend to reason, sturdy oak, envision
extract your roots - find fresh irrigation

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Last updated September 08, 2011