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Sea of Black by Genady Arkhipau

Genady Arkhipau | September 22nd, 2018 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

A hint of blue in a sea of black:
Eyes begging for belonging.
Fate – a cruel trickster, teasing to remind us
That things like that do really happen,
(Vile comic timing notwithstanding)
Be hydrated for when the time comes.
But now, caught in the moment,
We go at it with brutal passion.
Kids watch and bracelets on a nubile wrist,
Red Clyfford Still of nail polish,
Tearing at the skin, eager and engaged.
Excited, cramped bodies, in tantalizing awe.
Don’t sweat the windows, for everyone to gawk
At two amoebas diving in, morphing into one.
And disappearing in the sea of black.

Poet Bio

Genady Arkhipau is an international award-winning non-objective painter, who had recently rediscovered contemporary poetry, and is seeking to explore the relationship between line and shape (both written and drawn), and visual and verbal in general. Genady believes uniting two abstract art forms: confessional poetry and non-objective painting, in an
indirect way, is a great and demanding challenge; conveying both emotional and structural elements through color and brushwork, while drawing from communal interaction and human stories will bring more understanding and ways to participate in a practice of art-making and art as therapy.

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