David, The Marble Sculpture.... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

the human
male sculpture of David
stands tall
naked to the tourist
to the greatness of
the marble

was it the story of this
man whose stone did not
miss Goliath?

was it the genius of his
creator who mastered
the curves and
balance via
the marble and the

or is it this unending feeling
of the tourist
still unsatisfied about what
is lustful and

if you have seen and touched
it by now you must
have understood
what it is to be naked
and then abandoned

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 19, 2011

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