All Things In This Moment

Too many symbols with too many meanings
(plucked petals a wish to some and an invitation to others)
does the lipstick represent youth, lust, etiquette,
or is it merely color?
Is the fawn a delicious meal,
innocence, stupidity, beauty,
or copyright of the Walt Disney Corporation?
Are we all wandering aimlessly with ill-formed notion
that purple represented royalty in medieval times and
now is one of a thousand colors of cast-off
secondhand clothes?
Have all the running generations handed
a hundred thousand batons of meaning –
slipping through our fingers,
they crowd our bodies and become

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