a p o c a l y p s o

(from Poems for Last October)

A p o c a l y p s e
the sparrows
linger
fretful

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want it to be centered, but I don’t have enough time to mess with web post formatting right now.

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successfully posted every day in October

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feeling apocalyptic due to streetlights being out and

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weird Halloween costumes in the neighborhood – a tall chubby boy in a pink shirt and pink pants with pink bunny ears

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no lights on the Tappan Zee bridge

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I was lost in New Jersey facing a maze of downed trees

peach arugula

Title: from a chalkboard sign advertising produce at the Double L Market, Westport. The juxtaposition seemed funny to me.

Color: I seem to have a drive to mix orange and green. It is rarely successful. I like this well enough, but it doesn’t seem complete.

Enhancement: Adjustment layers for Levels, Photo Filter (warming) and a bit more brightness.

Media: Liquid acrylic mixed like a mad scientist in little spray bottles with water. There is some gold in the orange. The green is a mixture of blue and yellow.

hard flame

(from Poems for Last October)

hard flame of the future
   eventual wine

narrative – ungraspable
   as clouds

rain on my skin
   transforms to
   scales

white eyes wet and
   dead as fish

silvery shine
   abetting poison

the sane
   injection

the softest
   sleep