To create a man from the parts of other men.
Most men are other men, said Waldo in his New England.
Fine, yes, but to continue creating men from other men.
Or, the real act of genius, to create a man from nothing.
Ex nihilo, said the great Thomas.
The new man, for the new age of despair.
To create a man of faith who has no religion
in a time when there is nothing to believe in.
To create a lover of all that walks the earth.
Even the lowliest, despised creatures.
The spiders and snakes.
To create such a man would be the salvation
of this terrible age.
Rich Quatrone, June 11 2017