thick and smooth, resistant
onyx, ebony, rich, insistent
gesso recedes imprisoned and repentant, released by a single stroke.
raven pool, dark in light and out of reach,
deep and intransigent but capable of influence.
chromatic whorls in monochromatic space,
the yearning, the slash and scrape, the scratch
submerged, the churning, convulsing
before the turbulence subsides and
fades to black. expanding universe
of light and frequency, electromagnetic
radiation, photons of acrylic, oil
and gouache, oscillate in transverse waves of chroma.
harmonic disturbance, evanescent dissonance,
gravitational collapse, complete surrender.