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Grabill & Wright — February 2022

S.F. Wright and Vin Grabill traded art and words. Vin shared this painting, titled “Dreamscape,” with S.F.:

In response, S.F. wrote this poem:

Velvet

These wires
In my head:
Sunset
Blood
Visions— 
Or memories.

A room
Full of
Crack
Smoke.

Dreams that
Don’t haunt
But scratch
At me
Gently;
Tug at my
Perception.

I don’t think things 
Will get better.

Streaks across
The sky,
Purplish
Like wine,
Knead me
With suggestions
Of what
I thought
I once
Wanted.

* * * * *

S.F. shared this poem with Vin:

Movie Day

Today we
Watched the
BBC version
Of Pride and Prejudice.

Some students
Stared at their phones;
A few rested
Their heads
On their desks;
A couple stared
At the screen,
But seemed to be
Looking at
Something else.

Once,
In the back,
Three guys began
Talking,
Chortling;
Loudly,
Noisily.
I stood,
Walked to the back,
Yelled.

After a moment,
Everyone resumed
Looking at their phones,
Sleeping,
Staring
Vacantly
Into space.

I resumed watching the movie.

In response, Vin made this image, titled “Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet have a problem” (click for an enlarged view):

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