Stephen Mead – Not Painting II

Stephen Mead

Not Painting II

palms itch–
hands having spasms
inward to clutch, work with
brushes as lovers, as tyrants

& the days,
a thousand years flash through
veins to call
           catch, catch

you in this sleepwalk of light
finding sky blue cloth on wall,

unprimed polyester
waiting to be stretched


Stephen Mead, a resident of NY, is a published outsider artist, writer, maker of short-collage films and sound-collage downloads. In 2014 he began a webpage to gather links of his poetry being published in such zines as Great Works, Unlikely Stories, Quill & Parchment, etc., in one place: Poetry on the Line, Stephen Mead. For links to his other media and merchandise, please feel free to Google Stephen Mead Art.

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