Pain and Purpose

What is a tree to the hunger of man?
A fruitful rack to feed the mouth which curses
A pillar to be brought down under feet, which stomp the life out of the living

What is a cigarette to the inhaler?
A burning sun in the sake of its lover
A circular tribute to nothingness

What is a horse to a rider?
A transportation method to be beaten
Blinded by leather which man wears to establish establishments

What is a river to a drinker?
A stream of water to replenish the unreplenishable thirst of man
To fill the belly of an abyss
To take the first step towards eternal thirst

What is a rock to its holder?
An instrument which gives birth to pain and purpose
A burden to starve the boredom of the burdened
A weight which crushes the force of an ape

What is man to a cross?
A forsaken son
An orphan
A stream of blood to replenish the unreplenishable savagery of man

What is man to man?
A tool
A sword to conquer man
An inmate
And thus man asks man
What is life to being?

Faceless Man

Painting by: Diana Gorab – Acrylic on canvas

Always absent
Doesn’t belong anywhere

No face
No name
No shame

Deaf to the crowd
Blind to justice
Faceless to everyone

Despises mirrors
For what is seen
Is not through the iris

Has no nose
For the stench of morality

No mouth to sing a song of praise
And no ears for preachers

On his shoulder the rock sits still
The rock laughs
The faceless man suffers
And without any facial expression

He crawls on his bloody knees
With his head tilted to the sky
He sees no light above him
His heart lusts for pain

The rock laughs again
The faceless man’s heart burns like the sun
Asking for more
And not asking for salvation