Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (726), 1990
Chris Johanson - Glasgow Tree Painting # 1 2013
acrylic and household paint on found wood
155 x 243 x 85 cm
when you leave your house sometimes it follows you. the grocery store keeps you warm. the opera house is not your house but it follows you home if your house is a boat. you dream about mowing the grass. the grass is a different kind of house. you’re carving a life size self-portrait from a large scented candle. the birds are made of wax. the stars are not made of wax. they’re dead. you’re alone. the wax museum is full of ghosts, they’re melted into puddles on the floor but you can’t see them because they’re ghosts. don’t be a dumb ass like those people on tv that claim they see ghosts, nobody can see ghosts. especially the melted wax type of ghost. they’re very rare. you thought you would be able to see the melted wax type of ghosts in the wax museum?
damn you’re stupid.
walk into the forest. cut down
a tree and carve it into a musical
instrument with your brownie scout
pocket knife. pianos
to carve with a knife. you might need
a chainsaw or a jackhammer or
a set of hydraulic wrenches.
walk out of the forest. make a map based on
the coordinates you received from the aliens.
follow the map to the village where tristan
tzara was born. do not stop at go do not collect
one hundred dollars do not walk down baltic avenue
at night. you were born on park place where the
christmas lights blinded you and you lost your
the roof is sliding off the house. someone
turned the snow globe upside down and
the stars are falling back into the sky.
Just got my copy of “Skin Horse” by Olivia Cronk. She’s an incredible poet.
why clouds are different
cannonball adderly, throbbing gristle
how clouds are named
eleven tigers, jung ji-hoon rain
clouds are primarily made of
aristophanes and stars and sheep and circles
and death and cancer and algebraic equations