This is what artists do for you:

(this is for Patti Smith)

This is what artists do for you:

they shower you with the seeds of
their imagination, they bath you in
the light of
their inspiration, on a deep soul level they
plant cells that grow, if you are lucky, into inner
rooms filled with sounds ideas longings –

they point to the unknown you seek, to
the unspeakable truth that always has been residing inside you

if you are lucky, one day the seeds
mushroom into a carpet and you are
carried over
the wall that separated you from your own well
by the beam of their light
your own light lying dormant until the windows

burst open and you
fly away.