Scratch My Name Into the Feet of Statues
February 23, 2015 § Leave a comment
Scratch my name into the feet of statues
Around the world; write me into being;
On the spotless walls of the avenues
Re-scrawl my name with love everlasting.
Don’t turn me into marble, bronze or gold,
Don’t portrait me to then hang on the wall,
Or, worse still, to collect dust and grow old
Lying silently, forgotten to all.
Write, write, write and then rewrite me once more!
For when you revive me I will live on
And on – it’s impossible to ignore
What’s immortalized in a lexicon.
Time is long and so difficult to best:
I need your help, reader, to stand this test.