what is a man?

god's chameleon ©papa osmubal

god's chameleon ©papa osmubal

what is a man?

peter bakowski

the shoehorn and the shoe
you’ll find
a man:

somewhere between
lust and caring,
somewhere between
arrogance and melody,
somewhere between
pettiness and wonder:
capable of prayer and mathematics,
surgery and car theft:
capable of Atomic seriousness
and of still laughing at Chaplin.
Give him a paint brush or a violin and he’ll
define the word “exquisite”,
give him a gun and he’ll
soon carve his shame.

He is capable of every verb and emotion.
What will the days, flags, regrets and tyrants do to him,
this chameleon of God’s?


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