Take Your Place (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 13 Dec 2021 in Art, Poems

Pastel drawing of man on bridge




Take Your Place


A man believes he is Christ

He searches job hunt danglings and wonders

Why no one advertises for a savior

He should begin by restoring life

If metaphor would arrive to be interrogated

If walking over bridges every day

Might tempt the devil to send a faltering heart

Signs of the zodiac he wonders too

Poised between snare and avenue

Any soul he meets at the brink of decision

Knows if it is a Pisces or a Capricorn

in flattery is the strong attraction, why is that?

Or if you were selling salvation

If his father plugged the buzz into the brain

Why then…

other than, because approach is hard

I see you staring     or merely say, commanding

“You stare”

at water

I am the living water, special friend

Wise, perceptive one, born into the fifth house or the eighth

Is this your easel, do you paint?

Can you see me stand before you?




Take Your Place

Oil painting of grandmother with kittensClarify Me Anointer
















(2021, Stephanie Foster)




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