Ovi -
we cover every issue
Visit Ovi bookshop - Free eBooks  
Ovi Bookshop - Free Ebook
Tony Zuvela - Cartoons, Illustrations
Ovi Language
Ovi on Facebook
WordsPlease - Inspiring the young to learn
Tony Zuvela - Cartoons, Illustrations
Stop human trafficking
BBC News :   - 
iBite :   - 
We All Collect We All Collect
by Jan Sand
2019-08-14 07:52:03
Print - Comment - Send to a Friend - More from this Author
DeliciousRedditFacebookDigg! StumbleUpon

One must always consider one’s self.
This is the quiet point from which
All disturbances arise.
collect01To be realistic,
The external is the center.
Perception is peripheral.
Nevertheless, since we fabricate by collage,
A thunderstorm, a feather, and the scent of sea
Is enough to make a world.
Enwrapping all is outside human capability.
The bundle is too bulky
And will break your back.
So, we collect.
Each with a shopping cart full of rags,
Here a bone from a pterosaur, green bottles,
A few empty tin cans, two clear glass marbles,
The photo of a child, the dried leaf of a fern.
And – if you are assiduous and realistic,
A small, rusted, locked, steel box
Full of concentrated pain.
Listening closely, one can hear
Faint screams.

Print - Comment - Send to a Friend - More from this Author

Get it off your chest
 (comments policy)

© Copyright CHAMELEON PROJECT Tmi 2005-2008  -  Sitemap  -  Add to favourites  -  Link to Ovi
Privacy Policy  -  Contact  -  RSS Feeds  -  Search  -  Submissions  -  Subscribe  -  About Ovi