Thursday, January 9, 2014


if you consistently write
the old year on everything
checks, the lot
for 365 days (366 in leap years)
the portrait of yourself in the attic
the one made when you were young and strong
the one using pigments bought from that odd person
wearing clothes of birds
whose narrow shop the artist
could never quite find again
that portrait
acquires a thick layer of dust

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