(after Rufino Tamayo’s painting Pájaros, 1941)

This one titled person reading poem
after oil painting depicting person
watching wall
                        we don’t know what
intent the artist with out of place
syntax grammar indifference
refusal to punctuate thus indicate
parameter or contextual
                                        perhaps but
not the at which speed the reader
each finishes line
                              how may return
beginning words above even head
the shake regard or dis- aloud
cur/editor approved such sense

I prefer a simple flight confirmation

Matthew Woodman