The Price of Gold
Flame Artwork by Audrey Howitt
on the advice of counsel
he threads lies with metallic colors
twisting them into Gordian knots of deceit
to make them more attractive
to starved eyes.
he sits on glittering mountains
with sinful fingers, as he
pulls himself up to view the horizon
eyes shaded against the pale light.
overcome by his own beauty,
he fails to see
copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017