Salvador Dali!

This is obviously isn’t a photo I took–it’s a painting by my favorite artist, Salvador Dali, and was the inspiration for the following surrealist poem I wrote.

You head is lined with smoke

like a mushroom cloud

kissing the earth.


Your neck, so misleading,

a startling, sturdy trunk

that has no roots.


Nothing inside you.


The sky is sick, it has

nausea, jaundice, and leprosy

all shifting across its face.


And as I look past your head

to the frothy mountains,

all I can see is you


looming in my future.


One comment

  1. Ruth Anne · September 17, 2013

    This is dark and brooding, kind of fits my mood today…my thoughts are a lot like that sky.

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