sometimes Christmas shows up red and cerulean


illustrator: Neil Waldman



Christmas shows up with olive trees

blue shadows

and an orange moon:

sunset at the creche

Split the reflection


painting by Neil Waldman


play God:

split the reflection

layer the birch trunks

under the fall leaves-

and above the dots of moonlit dapples

and the deep black ground

above the edge of blue water

and white trunks

diminishing dots of ghostly waving trunks

subdued orange reflections

blue shadows

and that deep black ground reflected at the bottom

another black hole of possibilities


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