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Composition in Blue by Avik Chanda
published in Volume 9, Issue 4 on September 16th, 2002

An open breeziness, as in Miro,
but anamorphosed so that when
seen from an angle, the threads
and microbes dissolve, coagulating
into boats rooted at San Agustin,
their stunted masts meshed against
a liquid Majorca moon rising
between the blue and the blue.

Perfect, you think - and turn around
to where an obscenity greets you,
scrawled above the seats in the
sidewalk, smearing the edge of
the canvas where I would have signed.

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