I am an Artist.
I adore beauty, creativity, Consciousness, devotion,
empathy emanates from a farouche, yet fortitudinous, gracious, halcyon Individuality,
justice, kinship, Loving-kindness mean much,
ancestral Memory, Meditation, Music overwhelm me,
my most nurturing friend is Nature,
malentendu neither orchestrates nor personifies passionate, profound Personality,
quietude, reminiscence, Silences, solitude temper ubiquitous Vivacity,
wishing for Xanadu,
yearning for Yodah and Yahweh,
yielding intuitive enlightenment from Zen,
I zealously celebrate Zeitgeist,
I am an Androgyne
(for my cousin, the poet, the late Rodney Allen Craven)
— Marcus