The oyster shell set in the shower wall
The recessed soap dish
Examination of the cavity reveals material apparitions of a negative space.
Re-presentations of objects fabricated for domesticity
Retrieving the hand from commercial manufacture
The hand that reaches into the void to find the glycerin
The shrinking piece of soap.
And other pieces, too, from pages of the jazz pop songbook
The Real Book with chords and melodies
Timeless standards survive spare changes
Chemical reactions yield new arrangements,
Off-gases and artifacts.