Clouds and Trees

"Nothing ever goes away enough or arrives enough,/ and I want to cry when I think of my heart,/ muscle pounding in muscle, greedy always for joy." – 'A Warning', Eric Anderson

Category: Visual Art

A Blind Spectacle

I think I can see you more clearly
If you would move the windows
Please? Paint on the shadows
And if you can, the light.

What I mean is, the dog
Came splashing towards me,
His head all in white shells
And also scattering them.

I underline the dog, there.
Then, he is lost.
I dive into bushes, looking
Behind them.

I am smoking a cigarette
In your robe, turning my radio
To the lake. I listen closely
to our old, sealed letters.

I see a face through the woods.
It is like the open spaces between
Trees: like our so many windows.
One grand sheet: a painting

You can see from only one angle.
I cannot walk into that flatness:
My own right eye taking over
The left. The lake is inside it.

There are rocks and the water
Is freezing. My father is in it
Somewhere. It is flat like this
But only if you can remember it.


Perspective Cracks

Goat sneaks back
through the glass
its been grazing on
paint on
billygoat beard
and camera film
and picasso’s arm
can’t stop dancing.


“How long’s it been?”
“5 hours” Renoir
“You’re doing great.”


At the brushtip
the bull always wins,
the blood can’t be painted,
but is,
and before it’s genius,
it’s perfect.


Spanish man
smashes mirrors
and paints them.


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