I’m not art the way you are (a poem)

Did some painting this afternoon…

blue on
blue
blackens
red
a sliver of light exposes night
yellow on
yellow
khakis
black
a pinch of red starts fire
apparition
blackens
blood congeals
I’ve seen this silhouette before
not in its true form
—the lens distorts—
blood around the edges
reddish
black
not its true form
—doppelgänger dead—
red and
black
jump from canvas to canvas
red and
black
the message
in red and
black

(3 July 2018)