Friday, October 31, 2003

Studio Window Ledge

The cloud white stones
chosen on a Greek beach
surround the window
clasp and float
over the brush
bristles and gaping jars.

An empty jade St. Peter's
summer ale bottle stoutly
stands, unjudging and indulgent.

Brush handles radiate
from the salt-glazed mug,
the ashes of dead lovers,
and the empty whisky bottle tube.

Standing straight, Nirvana,
The Go-Betweens and Dead Can Dance,
mute and penitent, wait
to be redeemed from the shelf.

Acrylic, ink and oil
have dried in the ferrules -
colors and strokes
for a painted paradise.



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