Tammy Darby


An Hourglass and Sand

Why are the traits of creativity and insanity
An hourglass and sand
Is it an inherited genetic defect?
Or a wonderment of man
An anomaly of nature
A chemical imbalance in the Ribonucleic acid
A minuscule knot in the DNA strands

Many minds revered and unknown don the genius crown
The emotive disturbing creations of Goya’s dark-stained hands
The brillant deaf Beethoven composing illustrious symphonies of sound
The imagery of Hemingway before he felt disposed to lay the pencil down

Leonardo da Vinci the scientist and painter who dreamt of Mars
And those anonymous and unseen among us
Who present their brilliant regards
The Kaleidoscope of inventors, poets, visual and musical artists
Who glimpse and grasp for that which lies even beyond the stars

They socialize freely with death and depression
Colors that taunt the fingers and feed the obsession
The impeccable word so elusive often sought in panic
Never-ending questions of the universe that must be answered
The genesis of the melancholy, bipolar. schizoid and the manic


Why are the traits of creativity and insanity
An hourglass and sand
Is it an unintended genetic defect?
Or a wonderment of man
A chemical imbalance in the Ribonucleic acid
A minuscule knot in the DNA strands

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