Outside Moves

Outside Moves

The word for today is agony.

Your object is to erase it, release

shafts of sun

through the bricks of this


Scrape mortar, make a corner

of just light.

Next take paper, any brand.

Then rip up

enough for every child

to color with crayons.

Let them

paste each edge together.

Let them

place that collage

over that chasm where radiance


My, how miraculous-

this mural kills wounds.


Stephen Mead, a resident of NY is a published artist, writer, maker of short-collage films and sound-collage downloads. His latest P.O.D. amazon release is an art-text hybrid, “According to the Order of Nature (We too are Cosmos Made)”, a work which takes to task the words which have been used against LGBT folks from time immemorial. 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.

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