This is Life: A Poem
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This is Life: A Poem by Dalma T Perkins Time has left its ever purple bruise upon

This is Life: A Poem

This is Life: A Poem by Dalma T Perkins

Time has left its ever purple bruise upon

skin as fragile and tough as newly tanned

leather.

Funneled through the cone that is time,

comparing it to a smile that never fits.

Sometimes unlucky to witness the worse

of it, while overlooking the best of it.

Even Perseus fighting Medusa would have

to be something like a fox that is beyond

cunning.

Celebrating in fits of joy near bonfires both

for festivity and funeral.

Returning to sleep off the consumption of

all scented wines in apartments made to

keep household times three and five.

Individuals twined into a line, being moved

back and forth.

Trying to find a central point to begin anew

and as divined.

Descending from heights yet plotted to

fulfill roles yet perfected.

Learning from philosophers that only knew

of theoretical explanations and not the actual

thing.

Shared care of one to another, to another

and back.

Following in the footsteps of ancestors who

were of service to their people and land.

Inspired to take each successive seed

through this plan.

Listening through tunnels and the woods for

that one that can meet the demand.

Persistent in enforcing and applying what is

a lifetime of lore.

Never stranding them to life itself, but to the

right side of light.

More precious than the now growing extinct

ivory of animals more majestic and of memory

longer than a whim.

Offering the scent of a future that is both ripe

and sweet as tropical fruit, but rank as a

rotting corpse.

This is life.

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