Digital Abstract Painting based on a screen shot

#Poetry: Gestures

Crazy Mothers, crazy fathers, everyone saving each other,
hysterical calls to cousins who call uncles who call brothers;
from San Francisco to Michigan, everyone knows youโ€™re not
doing well.

I donโ€™t know what Michigan looks like.

I imagine a perfect square.

There are thousands of squares in Michigan called
lawns.

There is a lake: its waters flow from corner to corner.

(c) Rob Goldstein November 08, 1984 All Rights Reserved (Revised 08/26/2019)

To my friends in Michigan. I’ve have seen Michigan. It’s beautiful.

5 thoughts on “#Poetry: Gestures

  1. Thought-provoking, Robert. When I read the lines below the song I remembered that you are living in San Francisco. My daughter just arrived yesterday there and will stay there until they fly back on Saturday. She is excited, most of all since today is her birthday too!

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    1. Thank you, Erika. The poem was about a crazy relationship with someone who had a huge dysfunctional family. It was as if they were trapped in a loop of hysteria…or America in 2019. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I hope your daughter enjoys San Francisco. It’s in full bloom. ๐Ÿ™‚

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