Anthony Opal

Sonnet

mimicking the landscape of the mind or
at least that’s what Jackson Pollock does with
your sundress floating in the river’s water
it’s taken away in an instant and
this is what is meant by “and they were naked
and felt no shame” smelling of local
rain and acrylic paint and sweat like
Koch’s “fresh air you are an art student” which
really means that you are a theologian
a boat maker a naked lover
a bird made of popsicle sticks that you
yourself licked though with more compassion in
your eyes than sensuality because
this you said is the true nature of form