season for reflection
season for reflection


I design paths in a painting
as a gardener should. If I do it well
you will take the eye path again and again
past the red, over the green
field and along the gray line.

Maybe you’ll sit down and think
about a fence with hollyhocks
that your grandmother grew as tall
as she was, with magenta throats.

And you’ll walk across the grass
path and smell the lilacs.