Beth Gordon: Self-Reference

White Lies, by Mary Hatch, 1999, oil on canvas, 48โ€ x 60โ€

 

Self-Reference

The poet eats ice cream in the rain, a culmination of swagger gone awry. Glassy-eyed deadheads offer him henna tattoos, hemp oil massages, he accepts. A white expanse appears, fog rising from the frozen lake, a deer is dead.

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