Perception consists of short poems rooted in observed objects. Using metaphoric description as well as association, the poems inhabit the objects or entities that they contemplate — ranging from paintings and shop signs to wallpaper and flower species. These poems are seeking to enact a tenor of attention — the power of singular focus — that is too easily lost in our multi-tasking age.
“A Smaller Purple” from Perception:
Small like the bee’s balm remembered in the field – a tatter in the blossom and the hue faded eastward: – deep sips missing from the beveled glass that constitutes our loved color, violet