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



the past in the presence



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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