|Quincy Washington "Emperor of Dawn"|
When I whisper in your ear, listen for the echo of the dead,
those riders screaming.
Every moment spent forgetting
has been a revelation of peace.
But still, the dead, on the end of a chain, grin and wait.
You admire me, all the things I have done,
all the dragons in ditches by the roadside.
The dead take the teeth and stuff their yapping mouths,
Slurring that I'll never make it,
never be worth their spit,
never take another step,
But I do, and they are shamed with every movement,
my life a pulsing illustration
that the wounded deer runs fastest after all.
for Real Toads Art Flash. I chose symbolic.