Nic Sebastian


paint me a home in thick oils


her warm winter arms looped
cadmium orange
around us

her smacking morning
kisses were rosettes in
rose madder

her cobalt yellow picnics
whirled us spin laughing
through Saturdays

so who laid snarls in burnt sienna
in jagged snips with
a painting knife

set thick lines in mars black
for closed bedroom days
for silence

who for the last day
chose a bathroom river
in scarlet lake