Mercury Marks By HA! Spoken word poet *updated

"Big Self for Hire" HA! 2015 oils original available for purchase in the Brave heart Art Gallery. Make an offer you can afford, get the art you love. (find it in the menu)
“Big Self for Hire” HA! 2015 oils original available for purchase in the Brave heart Art Gallery. Make an offer you can afford, get the art you love. (find it in the menu)

 

Mercury Marks

(in the distance a bell rings)

The action steps for escaping

quicksand and tar pits

differ from the steps for escaping

black holes and run-a-way trains.

( a bell rings)

neither code will work when trapped

within uncharted territories

legend written in consideration’s script

coded with lovingly respectful symbols

designed to bind without cutting what is tender.

( a bell rings)

Thumb prints are required to breach

rampart walls built long-ago for siege

parapets protect weakened entry points

stated intentions the favored coin.

(a bell rings)

Appropriated cultures build bridges

overcome by conquest, the freshly humbled

bring water to the keepers, grateful for the job

The old masters whip horses

(a bell rings)

Banners fly, snapping in crisp headwinds

freshly dyed images sharp against gray skies

obscuring patch work repairs made by

drunken watchmen resentful of the work.

(a bell rings)

Pick-pockets glad hand the crowd as

battle-weary guard look on, indifferently

sniffing shadows for echoes of hollow sentiment

delicate promises etched on beaten parchments.

(a bell rings)

Beautifully, carefully crafted tombs, hide

naked bards whose dissonance waves

sell tired fictions again and again

unprintable declarations become fearful controls.

(a bell rings)

If allowed inside the heavily guarded gate

gilded tongues will take painless, greedy bites

delivering slow moving poison to every heart shaped well.

(a bell rings)

Breaching advanced information systems create

self-loathing resentments that dissipate

titanium tinted dream worlds with

passively uninspired universal solvents.

(a bell rings)

Dripping, neglectfully, from steam bent barrels,

embossed Mercury scarring cold wax,

ancient makers mark of the house forever-more.

(a bell rings)

High above man-made gates, on the hill

delicate church bells start to ring,

undeniably accepting the final surrender,

to the knowing, of what this all means.

(a bell rings)

HA! 2016

Thank you for being here today. Love always, HA! <3

 

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