By the Bend of the River

 From Moksha Smith: Agni's Warrior-Sage

by Antonio de Nicolas


I left the burning forest

looking for waters to wash away

the varnish people had laid

on the cells of my timid soul:

the rainbow of orthodoxy,

the mauve of religious beliefs,

the yellow of false shames,

the red of unwanted charity,

the blue of indifference,

the green of difference…

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