Wandering in Woodacre – 9 July 2020

Contemporary American Art – Denise Dalzess

Below – “Staircase”; “Unity”; “Evening”; “Outside San Pancras”; “Escalator”; “Landing.”

A Poem for Today

“Just Red”
by Anya Krugovoy Silver

I stand in Walgreens while my mother sleeps.
The store is fluorescent and almost empty.
My father is ailing in a nursing home,
my friend is dying in the hospital.
What I want tonight is lipstick.
As pure a red as I can find—no coral
undertones, no rust or fawn. Just red.
Ignoring the salespeople, I untwist tubes
and scrawl each color on my wrist,
till the blue veins beneath my skin
disappear behind smeared bars. I select one.
Back in my mother’s apartment, silence.
I limn my lips back out of my wan face.
There they are again: smacky and wanting.

Contemporary Australian Art – Sara Roberts

Below – “Fade Into You”; “Silence Far Away”; “Les Baigneurs”; “Washed Out”; “I Thought I saw You (In the Trees)”; “Places Between Us.”


A Poem for Today

“That New”
by Susan Rothbard

At the market today, I look for Piñata
apples, their soft-blush-yellow. My husband
brought them home last week, made me guess at
the name of this new strain, held one in his hand
like a gift and laughed as I tried all
the names I knew: Gala, Fuji, Honey
Crisp—watched his face for clues—what to call
something new? It’s winter, only tawny
hues and frozen ground, but that apple bride
was sweet, and I want to bring it back to him,
that new. When he cut it, the star inside
held seeds of other stars, the way within
a life are all the lives you might live,
each unnamed, until you name it.

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