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Prologue

Each time I fill a full house
I am called to an album of family photos
Wild Cards
The towering Ace
Black Jack
Don´t call the accountants
Its too early people are moving
New structures are being built
Give me the egg
You keep the chicken
Each time the hand
Finds three of kind
Space equals the information
Not everything can go into
One painting one poem
Not everything can go into
One painting one poem
Scare Crows Blackbirds
Pumpkins and biting fish
Naples Trafalgar
In Venice there are canals
Ancient whorehouses
Torture chambers
Lady Hamilton
Giorgione Titian and Jews
Ladino codfish
Not everything can go into
One painting one poem
Not everything can go into
One painting one poem
The painter puts his hand
Through the canvas and finds
Wild Cards
Music Grass
A Dandelion gone to seed
Protracts the winds
Course landscape
And builds masks for everyone
Who has had their face shot off
Not everything can go into
One painting one poem
Not everything can go into
One painting one poem
She said I am an actress
I should have seen through him he was acting

from Learning to Draw/A History: Wild Cards 2010
Courtesy of Mark Lamoureux and Cy Gist Press
 

Looking for The Green Man

For George Stanley

There is hunger
There is always hunger
A mouth a page a canvas
A colored eye
A thirsty tongue
Bring him in bring him in
Bring in the forgotten
The twin the initiator
The sky Blue
Green initiator
Bring him in bring him in
The car the automobile
With side walls the house
Between continents
A perplexed roof
Bring him in bring him in
There is hunger
There is always hunger
A mouth a page a canvas
A colored eye
A thirsty tongue
The country is in trouble
No one will come forward
No one will initiate
The New Year
Bring him in bring him in
Bring in the forgotten
The twin the initiator
The sky Blue
Green initiator

From the abstract to the figure
From the figure to the abstract

It is one thing to survive
It is another to prevail

from Looking For The Green Man