To Play the Fool

September 5, 2011
By eforman GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
eforman GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”
Rainer Maria Rilke quote


Viscous, drunken air dances on the cool
Light reflecting across your cheek I cast
In gold. Queen Mab picks me to play the fool,
Cloaking in sober beauty, that does last
In waking dreams, you in your now flawless
Form. While she never makes a confession,
I glorify you by her cold, jealous
Hands with thoughts of love - this, her transgression.
Did I imbibe the apple, or is this
Magnetic heart too naïve for such leech
Drained truths? Galvanize with your poisoned kiss
What exists of my untainted self. Teach
Me to taste the difference between limelight
And fire, both have burned me equally bright.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece as I realized within my own self the habitual custom of human nature that causes us to idolize someone at the start of a relationship with them. By apotheosizing one's partner, the question of 'do I really like this person or do I like the idea of having a romantic consort' comes into play: a matter between true, passionate fire and lust-ignited limelight.

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