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Oh! Painter man, your blood has spilled onto the canvas,
and it reaches for new crevices to fill on the rough surface
making for a morbid scene of red on black
as we stand and watch, swaying in the breeze.
With tears of ignorance making for a crystallized view,
our eyes become subconsciously entranced
by the nauseating spin of the sirens and strobes
that shouldn't be needed in the late afternoon light.
We are the afternoon busy-bodies that have become
what could be called Your Temporarily Devoted Following,
quick to overlook the bittersweet fact
that this is your masterpiece.
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
Read by the Author
Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was originally written on October 7, 1999 and published in Dreamshadows - my high school creative writing publication - in 2000. It was originally published to the web on January 29, 2007. The poem is about a tragic accident that happened right in front of my high school. I tell you more about the story in the readings.
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