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Chameleon

by Chris Sorrenti


Dressed in shades of controversy
chameleon
you make your way
it’s either black or white
the wisemen say
plodding their steel towers
but you see more than meets the eye
when the colors change
you change with them
knowing how easily wisemen can be fools
no they haven’t met you yet
chameleon

Camouflaged in neon and concrete
a jungle of technology
VCRs and computers
you know they’re nothing without energy
in your mind and in your hands
on empty pages stained with truth
when they read your words of wisdom
they will know
chameleon

And when the flood brings your poetry
no digital Ark will rescue them
as wisemen before
they’ll attempt to delete your software
unable to fit you to their checkered boards
only to lose you
incognito
changing your colors once again

Lyrical diodes and syllable microchips
these are your technology
and when the energy comes to claim you
you’ll alter your pigment one last time
your true colors will finally blossom
although becoming invisible

© 1982

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01/28/2005

Posted on 01/29/2005
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Max Bouillet on 01/30/05 at 03:51 PM

This is techno-spirtualism with digital re-incarnation. An awesome interpretation of the "recycle bin" that the great Code has set forth for each of us. Awesome read.

Posted by JD Clay on 01/31/05 at 02:09 PM

Environmental adaptation hard at work here, Chris. Kinda like stepping through a time warp. The last line really caps it off. Pe4ce...

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/01/05 at 12:27 AM

Wonderful read Chris. All's I can say is WOW! Imagery is excellent, slightly sci-fi, but still grounded on earth.
~Chelle~

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 02/01/05 at 03:38 PM

this chameleon ( of a poem )certainly knows how to adapt, to camouflouge to its surroundings, whether it likes or not and offers one of the best lines to flow of your quill, ( the colors of controversy )

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 02/02/05 at 02:01 AM

Good read Chris...Charlie

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