I Inhabit A Simple Crystal Vase – a poem by Dan Cardoza

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth–
Theodor W. Adorno

I Inhabit A Simple Crystal Vase,

it’s my hyaline avocation. Flowers I clutch, not
so much an enigma, at least to me. My betrothal,
an entrustment of emotion, witnessed in equal

proportion, that of art & science. The bloom is
my palette of joy that I calculate, in all its
telling. So in keeping, I say a long stem rose

may have longevity but is soon forgotten in the
allure of dazzle & delight. Conversely the
hypnotic orchid, though short-lived, is not so

effortlessly abandoned. I’d say in matters of the
beauty of la vie & de mort, there is no enigma

of apportionment; it’s the orchid’s peloria of
petals, lips that keep the hush of eternities

Dan Cardoza has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from California State University, Sacramento. Partial poetry credits include: Ardent, Better Than Starbucks, California Quarterly, Curlew, UK., Esthetic Apostle, Poetry Northwest and Vita Brevis.

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