Mandalas weren’t of interest to me
until I saw the one that you had drawn,
a meditative, soothing one to see,
from which some offspring afterward would spawn,
when, based on yours, I and my family
employed the template you had labored on
to make our own mandalas happily,
before a Sunday afternoon was gone.
All that I know of you is what you drew
and that by some mind dog you have been bitten,
yet though you’re not someone I ever knew,
I dedicate these words that I have written
to telling you, in case some dark mood smothers,
through art you can bring happiness to others.
Mario A. Pita