[Dream Gate] [Poet Glas]


I used to want to be a thing of art.
But in the basking sunlight now I try
for Zen.

It is good to be of use. I am wanted here.
Without me this walkway would not be.
We make it so.

But what if I could be a marble sight,
Or even one of concrete, lion-like
To guard the yard?

A fanciful bird, a cow, a frog -
A thing of beauty or laughs. But no.
I am a brick.

And I should take my pleasure in this fact.
Walk on me. I may not be of pleasant form.
But I am here.

copyright E Glas Durboraw, December 12, 2001 - Birmingham

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