MD Kerr

Portico

Ekphrasis; San san

Text of the poem

The stone archway floods with old sun.
Beyond, the path crumbles to the vanishing point
interrupted by a fountain, beyond which, river.
Anything, through archways, makes oneís lust run
like the last gold: pathways withheld, a joint
refusal and promise. Everythingís arched, now
including me: gardens, punts gliding, slivers
of lost sunlight we feel, and disavow.

Thanks to The Writers' Greenhouse for the prompt to write ekphrasis about Simon M Gannon's photograph and to Simon M Gannon for making his work available.

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