Blood and Sand

The Sleeping Gypsy, by Henri Rousseau. 1897




The sadness of the dance
Between two opposites

The sadness of the work

No metaphors needed
Male and Female

Strong and weak
Yin and Yang

No metaphors needed
Because this is all

And comfort food


Though the combination
Is a hopeful thing
A blessed thing

A dove sent

A plant thrusting upward
To the sun
From within desert sand
From within

Once barren minds

The act of combination
An act of liberation

Or may be
If we cross over


—by Douglas Pinson


Blood and Sand
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