Still Life
I think I shall paint a still life.
Perhaps a still still life
dead still
unconnected to life
set up for its decorative value
to the viewer
or the challenges it presents
to the artist.
Or should I still try to capture life
a life once lived
a meal once eaten
or a life
into the present
still alive
as long as it can stay still
and not move into
a future life,
a still to come life
a meal still
to be partaken.
That’s what I’ll paint
while there still is life.
Silver Spoon in a Tureen Grey and taupe variations on the cream of white make you stare at the surface of bowl and folds of linen. A glass vessel holds salt for the bread. The soup is...


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