July 22, 2009

The Moment of Truth

Artwork for Jenks Miller's Horseback. A perfect match of image and verse achieved in a complete unawareness of one another:

This other truth imperils me:
So many wolves part ways across some plain;
I cannot keep them all at once within my sight,
And can't account for those I cannot see.
I may have one beast by the throat, twisting under me,
While his brother's teeth move close across my neck.
I fashion myself into a hunter.
To whom, then, do I turn for mercy?

Horseback "The Invisible Mountain" URCD039


/ink on paper/