Q

A to Z Blog Challenge Meets NaPoWriMo
Theme:  It’s the Little Things
April 20, 2015

Quintessence

The embodiment,
the purest distillation,
the deepest spirit.

The deepest spirit of a thing,
like whisky’s fire and rose petal flame,
             purifier of dross, alloy,
             and half-hearted blend;
too strong, so strong,
like a perfect poem, well-timed and tight,
on point, no peel,
a nerve exposed,
a currency wire.

Were we the quintessence of ourselves,
we might be the intensest things,
the Moses of the shining face,
cloth-covered and unbearable to sight:
the shine, the hum, the shock,
the blue-eyed energy burn.

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4 thoughts on “Q

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