Thursday, January 28, 2010

Frost on the windshield: Observation log

January 25th
2 yards of premium silver brocade

January 26th
A scattering of silver-white star confetti tossed
like so much rice after a wedding.

January 27th
Smooth basecoat--sprayed on,
applied in an even sweeping motion: professional quality.
Later spoiled with a casual littering of rock salt
ruining the overall composition.

January 27th (A second look)
Careful work with the chisel and pick cracks open a geode
to reveal nothing much, at least not to the naked eye.
A few glinting bits rising from a frozen seabed of microscopic siblings.
Like an oyster with a tiny unformed pearl, and too late to throw it back.

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