By S M Chen, posted 6-8-2016 by D Kovacs

“You that seek what life is in death, Now find it air that once was breath…’

  • Baron Brooke Fulke Greville (1554-1628), “Caelica 83”

Dust of earth,

molded by

Hands that studded

universe with orbs,

destined to return

to unforgiven

and unforgiving

primal powder,


Cannot fathom

depths of love

requisite to breathe

life into that

which would one day

pierce those Hands

and lay the Breather

to dust.


The prince of darkness

and dust dethroned,

the Breather


now the promise

of return

to give this dust

endless breath.

Art Credit: Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo da Buonarroti, 1511-12. In public domain.


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S M Chen writes from California.