A painting; a statue; an idea.
The perfect violence for this
loving figure could not forgive
his own brother but holds him
pinned beneath his foot as he reaches
his sword to pierce his heart.
Does this bring comfort,
knowing your adversary can be slain
by your guardian angel?
A place of love would see an understanding:
two princes side by side in this cosmic comedy
of life and death and confusion.
We are left to figure it out as the princes
sit high on their thrones and laugh.