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The Black Square

An oil painting wilted;
 abuse has shaped it's rotted form.
 It's been to war
 ...and for too long;
 unrecognizable is the artwork it's suppressed.

 Simply dripping,
 dripping midnight pitch upon the parquet floor;
 oozing and decomposing before the spectators,
 awed by a slow, painful rigormortis. 

 Whatever color showed, has long been stripped.
 Whatever joy remained, has long been faded.
 Whatever hand had painted, has long gone limp.

 There is only a black square, oozing
 'pon the parquet floor beneath it. 
 Exuding noxious odors, 
 foretelling disasters yet to come.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 1:34:00 PM
    So enjoyed reading this delightful and creative write Michael.. lovely words of description filled with grand imagery luv..