THE POINT OF AN ARROW
[a pointed pierce, a piercing point, or a Peircian pointer]
a poem by Zachar Laskewicz
When in legend its form is a magic quill,
drawn and fired on the grace of Cupido's will;
to relieve passion unrequited,
the one who's thus blighted,
gets helplessly trapped in love's thrill!
But in real life it has truly a contrasting aim -
while hunting for deer and similar game;
its pierce causes no joy,
when it's used to destroy,
all the animals it must kill, wound or maim...
Peirce's index, an arrow academic that's symbolic,
fills a function neither mythic nor chronic;
it serves thus no ill,
when its point doesn't kill;
drawing our gaze towards something iconic.*
*The point here's clearly one that's ironic.
By Zachar Laskewicz
1 March 2013
THE POINT OF AN ARROW (Poem by Zachàr Laskewicz)
© May 2008 Nachtschimmen
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