A smotherer of sorts
Maybe the lifestyle
Turns people away
Bald one year
Tattooed the next
A wanderer to the outsiders
An overzealous aesthetic
Trying too hard
Seen as haphazard
And eccentric
When truthfully
The Art exudes the form

This entry was posted in Brist. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Superfluous

  1. docrates2 says:

    hey red. i was wondering about two lines:
    1) “an over zealous aesthetic”
    2) “the art exudes the form”
    what is an over zealous aesthetic and what form are you speaking of?

    • breatheinred says:

      Good Morning Docrates2. I appreciate you reading my poetry; continue to come back and visit anytime.

      As for your questions, I will answer them the best I can:

      First, ‘An overzealous aesthetic’ means exactly what the words stand for. Overzealous – obsessive, manic; one who is overly excited about something others may see as quite simple. Aesthetic: refers to the love of the beautiful or love of arts; an attraction for the arts. The purpose for this line portrays the perspective people may have about my actions or beliefs; maybe actions or beliefs they do not agree with or understand. Outsiders may view my life as ‘An overzealous aesthetic/ Trying too hard’.

      Second, the last line ‘The Art exudes the form’ is my favorite line, sort of the hook of the whole poem. Occasionally I will capitalize letters to give the reader a clue that I am referring to a person, 98% of the time I am referring to Christ. The ‘Art’ is Christ and I am the form. More clearly, my tattoos are a projection of Him—Christ is displayed through my body.

      Thank you for your questions. Don’t hesitate to ask more if you wish.

Thanks for reading.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s