Thanatos, named for the demon personification of death, examines the deadly confrontation between Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the man accused and later acquitted of killing him amid much controversy.
My use of the word “stag” signifies that Trayvon was seen by Zimmerman as a kind of prey to be hunted.
My perception as an artist is when Trayvon looked into Zimmerman’s eyes he saw Death and decided he was going to fight
I believe that anyone who calls themselves a poet or an artist must have a definition of the art he’s practicing that is in alignment with what he produces. In short, a poem must justify its existence to the poet as well as the audience.