TEMPIS

TEMPIS

In the caves there are paintings
thirty thousand years old
and the Sistine Chapel has been
around for a while

In Tibet and Arizona
they paint with colored sand

A Cordon Bleu feast
beautiful for a moment
then brushed away

For those who would judge
one as better than the other
I offer
A poem or a psalm
in a long remembered book

Reading it is in column one
hearing it in column two

Or how about a whispered
“I love you” in the ear
is it gone or is it here