The man was Renaissance.
He skinned buck hide for second skin
He sheared sheep for wool to garner
an extra fur to make up for warmth
where his own hide failed.
The man made shoes
from snake and rubber.
He burned with a bellows
the bones of his slain bestiary
to create tatu ink,
whereupon he denoted himself
brujo. And he pierced pressure
points to ease the distress
of blood-borne pathogen.
He would hew canoe
like it was all that he knew
how to do. And he put the silkworm
in the liquor when he boiled them
C.R. Daugherty is a poet from the United States of America who has published fourteen volumes of poetry and been featured in sundry online e-zines. A tried and true scholar of poetry, he enjoys writing contemporarily of matters philosophical. His Pantoum "One Day" was considered for Spillwords.com's Poem of the Year 2020.