|© Beth Roberts|
One artist at the show (T. Emin) got desire right:
pen stroke slash & blur make a burrow from the brain:
1.) action couched in thought, 2.) trajectory, 3.) wake.
Course, she's really a storyteller and brings her pen
to pain, as in Everything I want belongs to you,
trailing a small scrawl of the sad thing she does own.
(If I trace his body with both hands in a dream,
this is not the same as the outline of desire . . .
to open your heart, you make it incomplete . . . right?)
My own girl draws wind lashes with a silver glitter pen.
They flap and flare open, silver lining in the outskirts
of desire! They do look like the wind