as if eaten away 

beyond the storm



searing colors


beating back clouds 

fixed by light


cleaning wounds 

stroke deeply & clear


eddy of dark water 

today with cancer

the shroud lifts 

menacing brush


here a guest 

the season ends


pulled out of sight 



in water, silhouettes 

(tears, shriek, hush)



it doesn’t affect you

a canvas corner 

strokes against realism


appearance of blood 

that swan in the sky


a pupil’s bridges 

turning in wind


raise their oars 

a thick cocktail


scans came back 

you unravel