03 June 2013


light and dark fringed with
lace, another royal court

shown in the mirror, the face
of the artist half in shadow,

infant faces grave beyond their
age, lisping tongues long silent

stores of silver long exhausted, the
family histories unfurled like a

flag, motheaten, the holes like
those for the yellow ribbon fed through

the telex, another painting sold
to the highest bidder

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