2014-10-31

Chasing the Tail |
by JD DeHart




Frantic and fervent, the creature
attempts to attack its offender, the self.
The poor creature has not learned,
as we have, that is can never escape
its own body.  The move to warmer climate
did not matter, the devoted promising
fell short of true change, and the figure
staring back in the mirror is an assemblage
of the same fears and half-truths.
The result of not wrapping my arms around
that poor insecure being, is dizziness,
perhaps a sudden fall due to the exhaustion
of the mindless, absurd chase.


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The Poet: JD DeHart is the author of The Truth About Snails, a chapbook.  His main blog is jddehart.blogspot.com and he is a staff writer for Verse-Virtual.

The Artist: Mark Zlomislic's art resides in the tension between the eternal and the temporal. It explores the human need for security and the inevitability of an impermanence he has difficulty accepting. He paints to capture moments of time that reveal frailty and vitality, joy and sorrow, decline and glory. Born in Rakitno, Hercegovina, he has lived and studied in Vienna, Paris, Munich and Zagreb. His influences include Bacon, Balthus and Tom Thompson. His work is included in numerous private collections throughout North America and Europe. His gallery and studio are located in Cambridge, Canada. Contact: zlomislic@hotmail.com

JD DeHart is the author of The Truth About Snails, a chapbook.  His main blog is jddehart.blogspot.com and he is a staff writer for Verse-Virtual.

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