2014-07-23 – House of Cards

Those who paint pictures of our world
   have as much skill as those who shape it.
The shadows of the moving swords
   and all the Machiavellian intents
end rendered as the moving images
   on our TV screens and in our novels.
Our entertainments becomes our mirrors
   writ clear by the artist's skill.
The art that can be made from such shadow plays
   reveals our endless technical skills
but do these artists reveal what is hidden
   to awaken us 
or merely to demonstrate
   their dominance of their media?

23 Jul 2014
Vancouver, Canada 

— Copyright 1965-2016 by Dennis Gallagher —

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