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Sold: Oh hell, here's that dark wood again
Sold: Oh hell, here's that dark wood again
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 9"

Inspired by Kim Addonizio's poem, "Divine," featured in The Best American Poetry 2013.

"Oh hell, here’s that dark wood again.
You thought you’d gotten through it–
middle of your life, the ogre turned into a mouse
and heart-stopped, the old hag almost done,
monsters hammered down
into their caves, werewolves outrun . . .
Instead you have a silver noodle
with which you must flay yourself . . .
alone in the woods with a few bats
unfolding their creaky wings."

(Which then inspired my own poem, "Backdraft")