lace and the river


that cane, that crutch, only add to your appeal

and your scarf, what does that hide

that she wants to know, to see and touch

evergreen timber defined the outpost and

the tangled meeting and the net too closed a space

was it a meadow or just a piece of dirty lace

deep into the wood that formed a bracket

it has turned to night now and we see better

as they stack it up together against bad weather




mixed media on 25x32" ragboard