White Canvas


White canvas.

Clean slate.

No hope,

but what we create.

No images,

but what we paint.

Colors blend,

some bright,

some opaque.

Stroke and cut to make

the mind’s eye

open wide

and find life

in the pattern.

Or mix chaos,

until all the space

is brown and grey,

slashed with violent reds

where hope is bled away.


 get out the base white

and start again.

Blank canvases

always remain

potential windows

and doorways.



DJR – 2023

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