Still Life with Apple Tree

Untitled, Woman with Tree, paper collage, 2021

being. portrait of nonbeing
	still-life 
with an apple tree
tied behind your back

thin paper nose
back arched like a 
	self-tied knot
infatuated with pianos, maybe, or
waking up gently to the thrill of 
	chrysanthemums
on a Tuesday morning (with dew)

it’s the kind of scenery that 
	writes you a song 
& then spills its 
	gaudy instruments 
all over the floor

what a body remembers
	readying life 
or waiting to convince 
	the senses 
of this vacancy

10 thoughts on “Still Life with Apple Tree

  1. “it’s the kind of scenery that
    writes you a song
    & then spills its
    gaudy instruments
    all over the floor”

    These lines are really good…something so musical about scenery that takes your breath away..whether the landscape is beautiful or tragic, it speaks to us somehow in a melody, a song, a rhythm…”gaudy” or imperceptibly..

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