Poem Title: The Space Behind the Lines
Inspired by “Jut” by Nicole M. Schneider
Intrigued by the void The cold Blackness of space Accentuating teal lines That play a game of object identification with the mind a musical staff or the silhouette of a country’s flag It’s the black around a geometrically rambunctious rhombus Offering a nice cold stretch of empty space That gives one pause a solid background an absence of color a night sky without a star. But it’s the space Behind the lines that draws a second glance Hidden shapes and shadows behind vertical blinds playing peek-a-boo wondering how such objects float when devoid of atmosphere The dusty white parcel a moon on which to land or a station on which to dock Intersecting violet lines giving directions as we approach Behind the lines swirls and shapes cosmic dust gravity pulls in, pushes out even in the void all things jut.
Artist: Nicole M. Schneider
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