Photography, Poetry and Art Projects by Ciaran Burke

Ecclesiatical Arch

The arch frames
the view
defining the world
a glimpse
of a false reality
illusory
real life that is
not fiction
limited depth of field
non-fiction
narrow opinions trapped
in scenery
blinkered by the control
compulsory
catechism of cold stone
cathedral wall
never wonder beyond
our sight
nor wander beneath
the leaves
dare not follow the unknown
winding paths
to feel life in water
droplets
temptation to pluck fruit
from thorns
risk scratches scrapes
and stings
listen instead to the clerical
commentary
reads wisdom from words
of the dead
value opinions from vested
self interest
guidance from the judging robes
and vestments
then you can die in peace
of ignorance
and live a life of comfortable
prejudice
not knowing what lies
instead
their truth is blissful
ignorance.

Ciaran Burke
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