Self-Portrait with Blake
My body was born from infernal
metal, made man. Bone black and
madder lake, vermilion, yellow ocher,
and Prussian blues. Beyond all this I
will die for you, and I am glad for it.
My arms stay splaying, outstretched as
a dancing Leonardo, I sing from my
spire flailing like a tarot fool. A
bastard angel. I am the invention of
zero, burning in my holy place,
I am the little creator and my
happiness is immense. Beneath the
starlight the sun radiates my joy. I
have no pretense of mind. I bray to
the wind from god's symmetry
Daniel Haskin is a Buffalo NY based poet, writer, musician, artist, and illustrator. His chapbooks of poetry include Amnesia, Past Life Invisible, The Shallow Sea, and his newly published work, Picture Book: Love, Death Time, and Assorted Ekphrasis. He has also been published in various newspapers, and international journals.
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