Playing at Creation


A child begins with hope and grows
     If given some encouragement.
It's funny how the same ingredients
     Can go into a standard song
Or a fresh appraisal of the past,
     The present, and the future.
The artist takes his soul and lays
     It on the ground, in order
To describe the world around him.
     We feel the mythical condense
And join the real. In solidarity
     We summon our own spirits,
Evoking what is most important;
     And so we step a little higher.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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