Spring Fever

Jan Chronister

The heat is doing crazy things
                      to her head.
Children’s faces grow in flowers.
Blue flames eat up the walls.
She is overdressed, overworked
                       but can’t let on.
Outside blooming trees and tulips
                        taunt her.
She piles fruit on pedestals
                        envisions the aftermath
                        of stains on the tablecloth
                        invisible to others
wreck of skin and seeds that lures snakes up
from the floor to devour her.
 
(written in response to Harmony in Red by Henri Matisse) 

  Harmony in Red  by Henri Matisse

Harmony in Red by Henri Matisse

 
 
 Jan Chronister   

Jan Chronister

 

Jan Chronister currently serves as president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. She recently had a micro-chap published by the Origami Poems Project. A full-length collection of her poetry is forthcoming from Clover Valley Press. Her author website is www.janchronisterpoetry.wordpress.com
 

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