Michaeleen Kelly

Immersion

 

 

An ekphrastic on Hughie Lee-Smith’s “Aprės Midi” (1987)

 

Studiously unmindful

of the pylons and crates behind her

a cement-steel fortress

that would keep her from the water,

she becomes a solitary Neptune

in command of her watery universe

on this late summer afternoon day.

She shakes the particles off her blanket,

remnants of her modest picnic,

shakes off the cares and worries

of her life on land.

Soon she’ll swallow the roar of the waves.

Weightless, she’ll travel the wide expanse of the sky,

and she’ll be made whole again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neptune

 

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