What do the artists know?
That their works—
forged from light, dark, sound, and/or words—
are metaphors for life.
That all of their psychic energy
applies to the fashioning of their art.
That if they are fortunate enough
to draw upon eternal forces,
their work may touch immortality.
That their work may or may not
carve out a political message,
but that if it does
it is nearly always
about exacting justice.
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