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Break a Myth

 

 

What is it to

break a myth?

 

 

Is it like grinding

steel that writhes

with angry

spits of fire

at the cut?

 

 

Is it like taking

off your geranium

red lipstick

leaving a smear

of a  false smile

on your chin and cheek?

Or wiped clean, without

a mark, or a trace

of spent  emotion?

 

 

Is it like sawing

off a tree trunk

or a plaster body cast

at the waist with a hand

held hack saw?

The tree falls with its boughs

and the body stands

on its own legs?

 

 

Is it like seizing terror

from your heart- long

cold teeth clawed

into soft pink

tissue? And the shark bite

is a chiseled lie,

a sliver of fiction?

 

 

Is it like swallowing

seeds of rose bushes

in the spring time

and slowly feeling the petals

of unfurling pink,

spinning yellow and

kissed red by June?

 

 

Is breaking a myth

telling the truth?

 

 

Is breaking a myth

breathing at last?

 

 

Catherine l. Johnson     30 June 2011

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE