“Threshold” © Jj D’Onofrio

 

statue on fire

can you stand before the firing squad
and walk the razor’s edge
whilst all around pins prick or drop
can you wave your flag in foreign countries
call your tune amidst deafening silence
take the stage in a thousand-eyed spotlight

know that
it will come at you from many different angles
attack from a multitude of stances
and strategies
it will lull you to sleep one moment
and blind you the next

can you be a statue on fire
an eagle in armor
a stone geyser
an eye in a storm
can you stand before the firing squad
and walk the razor’s edge

 

Scott Taylor is 47 years old, and hails from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a writer and a musician, and an avid world traveler.

Jj D’Onofrio is an artist living in Middleton, WI. His work often begins with a simple, unremarkable image and is then mined for texture, shadows and emotion. His artwork has appeared in public art projects, galleries and publications over the past 15 years.