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Private Masterpiece

August 2001, no. 233

Private Masterpiece

August 2001, no. 233

You turn on lights inside your head

and after drawing in that mist

soon decide how you must paint

Taking some brushes and primary colours

you make a long and massive wash

a spectrum fading into nowhere

This painting which you hope will last

is now complete on silky nothing

almost paper or is it air?

You watch it rolled and stored away

somewhere beyond returning

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