Vidi Vinci Supra cortical He was From start To finish Meandering From idea To Idea Describing with Critical hand Minutest details Yet virtually All these Speculations Never came To fruition Yet one Singular Tenacious effort Captured him For almost Four years Lugging around An opaque Likeness Yet to become Fully lifelike Perhaps he
Chose not Or could not Complete this work Uncertain about The message This opus Would later Speak to others Did he hate her Along the way? At times probably Then what Demanded of him Such persistence? Could he simply Not abandon So much effort Previously spent? Or had he Become entranced And compelled Not fully knowing His future offspring Those who came Long after him Invariably Suffered the same
Uncertainty Viewing and guessing Who and what She was Appearing So faintly Self pleased Was he at peace In mirrored kinship With her image Or was it Just the opposite? Had he fallen short Trying to express His hidden being? Who knows? But to all of us If this was A failure For creatures Past his time 'Tis of little matter Because we try Over and over To capture The Mona Lisa!