Before and After and You Arrived
  • Before and After and You Arrived

  • whoever said blossom to the sun
    meant inside you are

    shaking blue
    petals from your face

    as a flower is formed
    from some mammal
    mat of hair

    listen to the ants
    and you’re anything
    but one

    and everywhere
    the sky slips
    through your head

    growing where you had been the actual earth; look up

    Adrian Kien

  • 12" x 12"
  • Oil pastel on matboard/wood panel
  • 2012