Rebel poem / by Laurence Fuller


Rebel artist, rebel against the father, rebel with the river, rebel bending time, bending lines bending all that’s mine, he makes what’s his and gives it back to the great unending shimmer. I’ll give to you if I freely choose, I’ll walk my limping gate, my rebel friend, I’ll be there in the end, rebel makes his own chewed up calamity in time, rebel’s wish they had more than just their solitude to offer, a sorry piece of meat wrapped flimsy round his wrist, he hides the true prize made valor, mist and sin.

A back scratched up with passion flares, the rebel sits wanting simple things like love and fortune to turn the clock forward a day or two when all will be different and the world a cloister for his Romanticism.