Gold paint was left unopened beneath the microwave
Butter knife around the edges to release the magic
What shall I paint?
To My dismay the purple roses I planted for my grandmother
have turned pink
do they no longer honor her
Will they bloom again this spring?
Past the roses are dandelions
past the dandelions are dead leaves
left over from fall.
I tip the bucket and drizzle them gold again
golden leaves in the spring
the ones off to the side where no one is supposed to look
I painted them.
And they glistened in this hidden place
an exchange for boredom
This piece was inspired by Sculpture Grounds located in Old Lyme Connecticut.