By Gerald Solomon

Pictures of an artist’s pictures, in a book.
Diego. He sits on a chair. All of a piece.

A chair, curve-backed, body-shaped―
already something of a puzzle.

(A chair says it must be itself alone
if to mimic human flesh and bone.)

A bare floor, an elder brother.
His pen moves for a growing shape.

Black lines, thin, to shake semblance.
A net of stress. Brother draws brother.

To get it down, if not once and for all.
A sense of form cloning forms of sense.

A single sun-ray, yellow, naïve―
the glass of turps on the shelf turned yellow.

Incompleteness completes the art’s desire.
Things still become things, otherness inspired.

Category: Poetry, SNHU Creative Writing, SNHU online creative writing