Art Class

 

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Art Class

She tends her bandages and reminds
Her when it is break time
The coffee will have one shot and much milk
Gretel always asks her is this my coffee?
Every few minutes.

Umi  is shredding tiny pieces
Sugiharagami  flakes  in a small tin, soft scales
Which she lifts onto a clear shining film
Piecing a picture of  blossoms before Fuji
The fibres are so fine she holds her breath.

She says it is gampi
That is the tree, very rare
When she looks at me
Islands float in iridescent layers
Absolute and abstract
As though she never left.

Veronica Aldous 2016 All Rights Reserved

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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