Discoloration

as if eaten away 

beyond the storm

overwhelmingly

searing colors

beating back clouds 

fixed by light

cleaning wounds 

stroke deeply & clear

eddy of dark water 

today with cancer

the shroud lifts 

menacing brush

here a guest 

the season ends

pulled out of sight 

uncharacteristic

in water, silhouettes 

(tears, shriek, hush)

uncomposed

it doesn’t affect you

a canvas corner 

strokes against realism

appearance of blood 

that swan in the sky

a pupil’s bridges 

turning in wind

raise their oars 

a thick cocktail

scans came back 

you unravel