Cornerstone Magazine Fall 2015 - Page 27

Upside Down Definitions MATTHEW MARTINEZ This is how life comes to you This is how life comes to you It comes through Slow death Stolen breath Torment and torture Swollen face Full disgrace Blood stains all over Sealed fate Sealed graves Death taking over This is how life comes to you This is how a king comes to you It comes through No rehearse Peasant birth Stables and mangers Baby boys Dying now Imminent dangers Royalty On the run Refugee strangers This is how a king comes to you This is how salvation comes to you It comes through Lost reign Found pain Giving of everything Free life Sacrificed Friendly captivity No release Hands to feet Bounded delivery This is how salvation comes to you This is how love comes to you It comes through Total risk Wild pursuit Painful infidelity Broken trust Broken flesh Advocate for enemy Perfect life Sinful death Symbol of abandon This is how love comes to you That is how Love came to you Matthew Martinez is a postdoc in S4 (Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences) and the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) Fall 2015 25