Friday, September 23, 2011

Captures & Frees
[for John Beadle,
this poem inspired by his painting,
"In Full Bloom"

what is she looking back at or looking back for
pretty black woman with delicious breasts bare

with nipples protruding - what mood, what situation
is she in, was she caught in

is she caught or is she free of this artist's brush hairs
rubbed into- onto canvas

we use a rubber to rub out effort we want to do away with
what's here, what appears, this artist is proud of

woman I could purchase if I had enough
as much in my pocket as I have love in my heart

I'd pay for her manumission

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2011
6:13 p.m. 10.08.06


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