The Metaphor

A Tall Krater

By: - Sep 29, 2014




I’m looking for an image

That can move

Us from thinking so literally

With figures and initiatives,

For ways to find relief

From the dread of failure.


Something like a vessel,

A tall krater

Found abandoned

Under the caustic silt of neglect.

When dissolved

By salty tears of remembered greatness,

The emerging design

So subtle, so heroic

Seems to offer a

Transfusion, a kick up of the blood,

A new air

Floating up through the neck

To speak

Eloquent truths.