JAMARTLONDON - jenny (jennifer) meehan

jenny meehan lyrical abstractiion british,contemporary painting english romantic abstraction. surrey south west london visual artist christian abstract modern painting sacred

Scraper

 

Scraper

 

 

 

I watched him try to de-ice the car.

 

Behind him, I saw a broken bus shelter.

 

I sought it, for my own house was falling –

 

as quickly as the snow.

 

 

 

He was not looking at me

 

so quietly, I slipped past –

 

light upon my numb feet –

 

spirit, shifting, slightly

 

within my tatty soul.

 

 

 

The safety glass, a shimmering lake –

 

grey concrete shone with flickering highlights –

 

touched with warmest sunlight.

 

Gently…

 

 

 

It is beautiful in its broken state –

 

I weep – because of the thought of its release;

 

In one angry fistful of fired up rage,

 

someone has made this a place for me.

 

I have only hot tears.

 

 

 

I stand, unclothed,

 

with tiny diamonds sparkling

 

between my toes.

 

 

 

No single image appears -

 

on my knees, I search with intent;

 

drop my cold face, hard

 

into the glassy earth which presses flesh grievously.

 

 

 

cry –   that I may grow

 

wish – for spikes piercing my eyes, because I do not want to see

 

crave – for red tears, mingling within white and glinting surfaces

 

want – soft, pink, blossom, to open up inside.

 

 

 

I pray to God;

 

dissolve the glass –

 

and heal me.

 

 

 

Jenny Meehan copyright 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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"Scraper"  Charcoal Drawing by Jenny Meehan