Art

 

At a

Public Grain Elevator in New Orleans

                    there are

Eighteen Colors—

          Ochre with a Black Window,

          Green Painting #2,

          other strange objects connected

less in this world to life

than to understanding's decorated failure

          Lunch—

Compote, Bread and Cheese

          and

Still Life with Glass and Lemon

(oh how this is a sour, drowning

          world—don’t you see this bizarre

          cloud of colors?)

Arch, The Upstairs, Cross Cut, Wheel.

          They are, as always,

Sheep and Shepards, Evening Light, Plan M-4

                                                      

James S. Proffitt