Suffocating in this room
dark and sad as wizened lily
I cannot burst free too soon.

Same rains fall again
pouring pale green
distorting genesis and alchemy
playing tricks with masks and yellow glue
commedia dell’arte tingued with rue
steady melancholia,
ineluctable as stone and sea.

(1983; 1985)

Artist Trading Card (detail) by the Author, 2011.

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