Sunday, 16 September 2007

The Day I Googled Nicky Boehme and Discovered - She's a Woman

What kind
of self-loving
gay man has a portrait of a church
fixed above
his head-board?


Autumn-kissed leaves?

Patches of flawless
perennials?

A glimpse of a blue-black
stream
shadowed
by a cool, protective
gray, rock bridge?

The kind of
gay man
who realizes
the frame
by itself
without the Nicky Boehme
painting, sells
for more
than $4,000,

new.

You don't have to be
a lesbian
to be able to
appreciate

them earth-tones.


Bryon D Howell, Connecticut, USA.

1 comment:

...deb said...

I loved this poem. It started with the title and grew from there.