i painted my old world blues in browns and blacks

by blake ellington larson

i painted them with silver string and with silver

i got on my knees and stretched the fucking canvas

as far as i could reach

 

II.

 

in the years ahead

i began drawing on clouds

i’d dip my invisible brush into invisible lakes

 

i’d let it sit for a couple of lifetimes

 

just so’s

in the future i could have a reference

as to what those

blank pages

were all about

(2008)

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