Tales of the Tribe

~

This page of paper

    these pencil prints

 

now on an iPad

    in pixelized bits

 

symbolic notations

    dark hieroglyphs

 

a meaning    a message

    a hand pictograph

 

a sign signified

    an idiot code

 

signs imply signals

    significance

 

the past in the presence

    remembrance

 

one day a hero

    the next something new

 

a meaning is one thing

    but   who is it to

 

sign maps to mind

    as artifacts do

 

perhaps to the whole

    a part is part true

 

a token      memento

    a white washed veneer

 

somewhere a story

    some souvenir

 

a tale thereby clings to

    ere disappears

~

 

 

©2013, Marvin Welborn

27 November. Revised 09 April 2014.

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