A.j. Binash

Rookie - 44 Points (04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

One Must Suffer-To Be Creative? - Poem by A.j. Binash

I found a dozen razor blades
Below the easel
On the canvas
Were figures shaded
In strokes of red

Your body was twitching
Those last movements before death
I asked:
"How could you do this? "

"One must suffer
For their art"

With your words
Came a splatter of blood

The splatter outlined on the floor
Next to your body
It resembled a blooming rose
It was beautiful

Your finger
As you pointed to it

"See what I mean"

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2013

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