From the collection published in 2010, Catch Up With Summer.


The spiky plant stands motionless
in the silent room with
yellow paint on the walls.
Its woody stems curve up out of the turquoise pot
into a spray of green pointed leaves
sharp-edged and
threatening a cut on the finger that strokes them.
Outside the windows
clouds pass in the blue sky.


Collage, 2002.



5 thoughts on “Impend

  1. Wonderful observations about colours. This is just the poem that would have helped me illustrate the evocation of the senses to my creative writing students back in the day.

  2. Another example of my circling around again and again on the same themes, because this collage was made so long ago… but I saw the photo and knew it was just right for these more recent thoughts…

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