the fashionable artists
oh we hope this isn't so but how will we know
if someone saw the paintings move in their appointed frames.
just once I did looking at Monet across the room
mother of pearl cathedral against the white gloss walls
gathering lustre still.
this is art the way you feel it to be
as if you were gazing through a startling window
or into an Easter Egg panorama
and it is sugar sweet to you
the night you thought had fled
if not, the green things whispered
supremely on the flower filled winds
by some solitary in an early april.
mary angela douglas 26 february 2017