Poetry Is Always About Life

by Ron Androla

Music is always about life.  Painting,
Novels, the best films armed with
Magic, fur spoons, sculptures of
The wind.  Is that the sun
Or is the moon a raw yolk?
Speaking is always about life
Even when talking about close
Death.  Taste is always
About life, bourbon is
A bleeding echo behind
The wax entrance.  Listening
Is always about life:
Sub-zero snow crunch.
Furnace ah.  Daylight
Midnight is always
About life, time, the frozen
Stone this winter.  Thought
Is always about life
To the zen degree, everyone
Sins: contaminating
The chunky stew
With blood.  Art is always
About life
& the lifeless mysteries.
Life is always about
Life.