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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

John P. Kristofco

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started on the way by hands that pushed us off,
giving us the energy we add into the world,
things we touch, gather to ourselves,
add, subtract, mold and shape with every step
we give and take, colors that we steal
to make the canvas of ourselves,
though circled, ever forward toward the light
of galleries where people rarely come
to see our handiwork,
untitled finished portraits of ourselves