Decent Recent Pieces

 

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.