exquisite obsession

ecstatic obsession

this exquisite obsession,

this deep and shimmering

veil of mystery

pulses with promises

rarely revealed

simply or with mercy.


this sensual playfulness

dances with shadows,

and fragments of music


the chaos

of surface and touch.


these whispered cadences,

textured with heat,

erupt and echo

across passages

of breath

and the hush of paint.


this brush of hair and hand

ignites the burn

and vision of consummation

trembling on the edge

of being

and the fires of art.


mixed media painting and poem by clinock