I’ve never been to Scandinavia,
but I think of Vienna again today.
The old baroque city, dark with
fascination and those monstrous
cathedrals on every corner, and
there is the Hapsburg’s palace
with gold leaf trim, how I stared
at it wondering how many people
died in order to afford its existence.
I’ll bet there isn’t such decadence
in Scandinavia, I can’t imagine that,
not like Vienna, or Rome, or even
in America with our own decadent
fast food cathedrals on every corner.
here is my pallett
1:the color black
absorbs all others
like a black hole or
it swallows rainbows
twisting them into knots
of springing black curly
ribbons curled by
scissors in the dark
all that is natural
cries like a baby
New Dancing Shoes
Copyright 2005 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers.