inside and outside

what is inside.
can you tell from the outside.
sometimes it is surprising.
most people just see the surface,
they do not take the time to look.
art is from within.
not just what is presented.
it can be interpreted in many ways.
starting with an idea,
the artist has in mind.
try to tell what is inside.
what it represents.
still you can decide.
is it hidden talent,
or just silence.
the outside may look chaotic.
yet there is a style that persists.
the calm prevails.
solidified with many
intricate little pieces.
the artist may be different.
inside and outside.
appearing one way.
yet like his art,
a complex person evolves.

david stahl