The Inner Flame

9" x 12" acrylic on canvas panel


She was an Adventurer,
a Woman on a Quest
to know the streets of Babylon

She's been enticed by the Big Apple,
an eccentric Annie Hall
attending the World's college campus,
quirky to the bone

She learned many lessons
in the chaos of the Great City,
how it seethed with
the waking ambition of multitudes

Yet She survived the mire
of its cyanide core
by clinging to the inner fire
that held the key
to all of Creation: