Finally Dottie put her finger on the problem.
It seemed pleasant enough.
She had spent days counting heads
in the photos of protesting crowds.
She’d seen the six-foot wing span,
what nature does to a family, something
deep inside us all. An unending
process of stopping and staring.
Poster children for existentialism,
weighted and rotund, the solid,
seated female nude
suddenly unsettled; caressing form
and contour, line and erasure.
Apples rush across a table, their
sense of becoming and dissolving
simultaneously. A bouquet of flowers
suggests a swarm of bees.
It seemed like work to drink it.