Poem by Joni Gordon

POEM

YOU PAINT
LIKE A CONFESSION

PALEO DREAMS  SLIGHT OF SIGHT
ARTIFACT AS ARTFACT

EXHUMED.

YOU USE SPECULATIONS
ARBITRARY SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
ASTRONOMY BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY
MATHEMATICS MEDICINE PHYSICS
META THIS AND THAT

YOU EAT MIND MARROW.

IS IT YOU WHO
FLED TOPIARY GARDENS AND WHY AND GONE
WHERE?

TANGLED CLUES OF AMPUTATED STAIRS
CLEFT RAINBOWS  WONDER WALLS
SCI FI SKY AWEDEATH
STAMEN BEE MONKEY

MAS

– Joni Gordon

from

Edward Carrillo: Selected Works, 1960-1975
Fine Arts Gallery
California State University, Los Angeles
March 31 – April 24, 1975

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