the mirror & the design & the mind
orange trees in spring. contemporary art. there is no electricity in the cabin. the green feather is upside down. leaps taken. echo blake. sight & perceptual. the grapefruit awaits to be eaten. falls. fights. the wardrobe as collection does not exist. the wardrobe as door. labyrinths & hybrids. birds. real. unreal. imagination. memory. dreams. a wall of post its. a wall of rejected poems. cancel the doctor’s appointment. feed the turtle. watch the sunflowers die & drown. hang the towels on the line. arrange the twigs in the mandala. why cannot i remember the important years of deaths. the travels are necessary. the psychology of a hat. i decide not to go to the island alone. order books about other people’s lives. miro & sert. gaudi & dali, o’keeffe & wright. examine scraps of paper. invent imaginary worlds. the woods are the words & paintings. the convergence of sound necessary. in a space of windmills or a river. assemble the books. clean the house. the feather is the atelier is the island is the quiet within snow.
Marcia Arrieta's work has appeared in Womb, dusie, MiPOesias, 27 rue de fleures, Blueprint Review, Osiris, and others. She edits and publishes indefinitespace, a poetry journal – www.indefinitespace.net