Picture from Williams
--for Jane Booth  
    Richard Denner

she did a painting, which in
keeping with the spirit was to be
a red wheelbarrow
       rain drenched
       with chickens
no fuss, straight up
finally, tore the sky
       into four pieces, each
       had a line of verse
and framed the botched wheelbarrow
and too bright interpretation of
chickens with sewn on feathers
by thumbtacking it to a strecherbar
       so much depends upon
       that first cup of coffee

Richard Denner is the editor of d-press. He lives near Sebastopol, California.


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