Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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The Man of Many Colours

by Mary E Cody

Perhaps he envies the plumage of birds
The lilies of the field
So brilliantly arrayed by God

Perhaps the tattoo he hears
Is of that different drummer
A tribal initiation of brothers

Perhaps the tattoo he wears
Makes him a god, an artist
A canvas of his own creation

Perhaps in this imitation
He will flatter God

© 2006 Mary E Cody

Mary Cody has been writing poetry and short stories the past two years while taking part in a local Writers Group hosted at her local library in Guilderland, NY. She is retired from two career paths, the first as an Electrical Engineer and the second as a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition.

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