A COLLABORATION OF POETRY, PAINTING, AND IDEAS
WITH MICHAEL AND KATHLEEN SEILER
The sky is like an opal
with a fire in its breast —
all cool and grey without
but hot within,
‘neath the horizon,
is not content to sleep,
but defies the sluggish moon to reel it in.
Water Series #12, 48″ x 60″ Asphalt, Alkyds 2017
When you were just a little boy,
I tried to teach you well
of dragons, trolls and fairies
of angels, elves, and Hell.
I still believe that angels
can flatten trolls with but a stroke.
— I swear that there were Virgins once
(before the heavens broke).
A dragon lives in Lock Ness
(They’ll prove it one day, sure).
And every day the elves and fairies
dance before the Pure.
Water Series #14, 48″ x 60″ Asphalt, Alkyds 2017
If I had known how dry you were
I would have given you water.
If I had known you were hungry for bread,
I’d have given you mine, no matter.
I supposed you wanted to taste the sea,
to see if the brine’s flat or stale—
While I sat at home, awaiting your verdict,
you boarded your ship and set sail.
Water Series #1, 48″ x 60″ Asphalt, Alkyds 2017
We’re off into uncharted seas again.
At least we’re together.
Please stay close as we take the plunge –
I’ll be breathless –
but, the icy waters will warm
if you hold my hand.
Water Series #10, 48″ x 60″ Asphalt, Alkyds 2017