16 April 2011

Framed and Mounted

Day 16 PAD Challenge. Prompt: A "snapshot" poem.

still life in greys and blacks before
dawn turns to day and all the

multitude of things to be
accomplished, somehow, in that

short space of time, the tints vivid,
the bloodred marbled white while the

endpapers of a forgotten book,
still, life, the still life of

grey, black, somehow underexposed,
beneath quilted covers, the halftones

she flips through absentmindedly,
wishing for the rosy fruits,

tinted gold at their edges, cupped
in porcelain metal-banded, the

feathers of an errant fowl
scattered beneath them so


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