Art is like the Word of God:
it will forever speak
the flat-lines of peace
and the blips of war and revolution.

Art is like the energy of the cosmos,
never created, never destroyed,
only always changing form.

Art is the concrete expression
of the incestuous affair
between Eros and Thanatos.

Art is Man’s vaccine
against erasure
in the indifferent, drowning waves
of the natural evolution
of the universe.

The eternity
of the human race
is embodied in Art;
it will not decay
and become a gothic ruin
beneath the guillotine blade of Time.

*Originally published in Esopian, an online literary magazine, January 2006.

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