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




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