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Ernest Williamson

The Chords of Life's Journey

the moon dove past the doldrums in New Guinea 
all was a blur 
grays meddling with capers 
orange and brown 
yellowed corners in the ionosphere 
I saw the orbits of Pluto 
after the beer from Milwaukee subdued my pain 
though as I lay in the Alabama sun 
courting my interests in red ants 
my eyes dilate
and as the fringed beacons in their tirades
scream silently 
against and for flesh 
I empathize with food 
yet worms seem not to be weary 
of my destine transformation 
a man with health 
to flesh with nothing poetic to say 
but I do say 
with the winds in my nostrils 
all is of interest 
even the ignorance of being 
less than 
what people 
imagine themselves to be 

 2005 Ernest Williamson 

Ernest Williamson, III   discovered his loves for painting and playing the piano at the age of 19. He has earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis as well as the M.A. in English from the University of Memphis. Currently Ernest is a doctoral student in the field of Higher Education at Seton Hall University. Ernest is a versatile artist who has had poetry published in over 25 poetry magazines both in online and print journals.