Galleon America

Galleon 06

the complexity of your crossed purposes
beauty and war, grace and wastefulness,
you rest solidly at sea upon a liquid
without yet dropping through,
a steel log with algorithmic spurs
hollow inside of rust and rot, a contradiction,
weight and weightless, floating

divine swan human pawns
Jesus weeps Mars is gloating

Jim Culleny

Pen & ink 1997, Jim C.