Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Poem by S.P. Flannery

To Be Known

Sandstone outcroppings in a dell
hide endemic etchings
from those who came long before,
graffiti they left for all to see
of their world perception
creation, destruction and protection
by failed ancestral spirits
who reside within their totems,
creatures real or imagined
when summer smoke inhaled
relieves apprehension of its chains
to allow the lonely mind
to paint what it sees.

S.P. Flannery was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and now resides in
Madison. His poetry has appeared in Random Acts of Writing, The
Alembic, The Mayo Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Revival. He is
currently a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. His work may also be found at:

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