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
Studio shot

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