Eight: question (poetry series)

Posted by ractrose on 21 Oct 2020 in Art, Poems

Photo art of blue figures






Natural feeling

Natural detachment and attachment in—

Balance, Right Balance, and the difficulty in

the word itself

A sub-question. Do we want it to mean a mean,

a quality, a norm, a commonality

How much and what sort our chief concern?

Which is to run ahead of the point

And if indifference is the pure…envisioning a scale

You feel nothing but neutral and willing to care

We skew the objective putting value on the positive

All things ranked neutral-plus if encountered unknown

Attached to a storehouse of similar things

a value within a range assumed

The range more or less determined?

Asserting its parameted quality on our thing proposed

Not then of indeterminate value


You see, we begin already chasing circles

Gain is good for me and so my affection

Lodges at self plus gain

Equaling engaged support for gain plus self

Call that love





Digital painting of rocks with textBenevolence
















(2020, Stephanie Foster)




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