provoker of curiosity

solicitor of timeless reflection

producer of awe

and irritation

gracefully poised

delicately barbed

deeply crimson

stained with drawn blood

time-honored symbol

uncommon reminder

portrait of human dilemma

tender yet troublesome

oblivious to convention

to doctrines of marketing

the world of the ‘trouble-free’

~ vincenzo

[my first crack at poetry … 1997]