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Imbroglio | by Nancy Polo
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Imbroglio

Watercolor, pen, altered a bit, 2009.

Artist's Collection.

 

"Found it!"

Could it be so easy?

Perpetual relief?

Or just the assurance that

space and time

don't steal.

 

Hide and Seek.

Peek-a-boo.

To be found,

or not to be found?

Which brings

more smiles?

 

No memory of the game.

The curve of two tails,

or the words,

"Gira la testa!"

 

Except,

I want you

to turn my head.

The sound of the door.

The ring of your call.

The strength of your arm

around my stomach.

Your lips at my ear.

 

Still,

I wonder,

"where did I leave it?"

 

Who knew that keys

would turn rubber,

or locks would shift shape?

 

Rust,

rot,

depreciation---

all tangles of what we

KNOW

to be true.

 

NPP, 6/15/09

 

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Taken on June 15, 2009