Empty Vessels

words like empty vessels
fill them with what meaning you will
pour them out with passion
dribble them down soft and slow
or carelessly splash them about
whether potions of poison
or salves of salvation
drugs dredging death
or liquors of light
careful what vessels you might choose
consider with what you fill them
for there are lips
lips to grip each simple rim
and drink deep from the well of all you say
once consumed, the tiny vessels lie
empty again
hollow and worthless
the tincture works quick
but the effect is eternal
~j.d.schofield
Studio shot
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s