That is Enough

As Porphyry writes poetry, it as if
the words were cut deep in to stone. He
Writes so that you will listen and remember
that he is an old man, saved by trees, saved by
the land as if it were an island suspiciously placed —
 it is a home to him, an igloo in the snow,
an oasis in the sand, a cave to protect him
from wolves and snakes and all the forces.
that wound our world with terror.

That Porphyry is awed by these words .
will be easily seen by you who live in the future,
even if you are not saved by the past
even if you are not saved by islands.
The stones glow, that is enough.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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