tempered, forged, amalgamated
solid containing an internal logic
no predicable ambient point
not likely to melt in benign circumstance
likely to reassemble in its original pattern
coalesced from remnants
stubborn essential parts
determining a whole
complete with its own center
subject to fracture
actually fictional
yet concrete
myth of being
solid by consent
living on its on
apart from the story of itself
a garment conferred
bloomed into a system
signified signaling
a home
a harbor
the book of and so
forth an essence
grown like an island
out of an ocean

About Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD

I create; therefore I am.
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