52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

S.P. Poem #13: Hammer


If to a hammer everything’s a nail,

Then to a nail everything’s unfixed.


To the unfixed the world is storybook,

And to a storybook, love is to be read.


To be read is to be fixed, to be nailed,

To be hammered to wall or post or pike,


The sign beneath the skull roosted

At its top, which has one message


For all who can read it: Be ye warned.

Be ye warned: The eye takes in the news


And then the mouth starts to repeat it.

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