by Kiernan Antares
40″ x 30″
on Gallery Wood Panel
On Exhibition at
Art Fusion Galleries, Miami
“I ask my heart, Why do you keep looking
for the delights of love?
I hear the answer back, Why will you not join me
in this companionship?
This is the conversation of being a human being,
the living doubleness.
Cool and in motion like water,
placed and passionate like fire.
Subtle as wind, yet obvious
as a wine glass poured to the brim,
spilled over and drunk down
all at once for a toast.
Like rain, you make any image more vivid.
Like a mirror, you can be trusted to hold beauty.
There are mean people who see only meanness
reflected in your beauty, but they are wrong.
You are pure soul
and made of the ground.
You are eyeshadow
and the kindness in eyelight.
A ruby from no telling which mine,
let yourself be set in a seal ring.
Lift the sword-discernment
that rules a thousand compassions.
Shams in the lovely shape of Shams,
spring-source of invisible meaning.”