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La Vida Es Un Carnaval

Love, light, cheetos, and oreos...

Artwork by Robert Ryan


distort and warp

light and shadow

into opposites.

As a prism bends bands of light

making visible a mix of waves

shining shards

hues blend and extend beyond sight;

what we consider separate

wholly belonging together.

It's an easy mistake

confusing causation and correlation,

cheetos or oreos and nutrition.

Gripping ideas will tear apart our world.

What healing will come from force and fury?

How can rage, repudiation, or rejection cure wounds?

Love brings back into focus

what arises and departs together,

where shadow dances with light,

and sound marries silence.

Inspired by Celia Cruz - "La Vida Es Un Carnaval"

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