May art always be received this way;
As alchemy, As an engagement ring,
As a glittering doubloon for your troubles.
Sense the sinews of your heart
Reverberate between apprehension and reverent awe.
Something lacking firmness or solidity
Quickens and carbonates the atmosphere.
This effervescence ascends into efflorescence,
Breathing and blossoming into your original soft spot.
May art always be received this way.
-Zan Lombardo, 2017