July 16th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Empty Eyes

The poem “Empty Eyes” was inspired by a 1940 untitled photo by Aaron Siskind. The source material was an outside of shot of building walls, evoking a human canyon-cave.


Empty Eyes

Canyons filled with empty eyes
silent visionaries knowing all
while keeping secrets of their own
behind staid curtains of the soul

witness to the gods’ downfall
evicted while the cyclone roared
still the walls stood upright
monuments to the contrite

with no regard of what’s beyond
the void containing all the world
this empty echo that resonates
to the chords of sleeping beasts

damning all with vacant hearts
while keeping lairs in the dark
shutters hiding lurking mouths
desiring naught while seeing all.

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