Monday, 12 December 2016
With careful deliberation,
she wiped off the decaying patches
of a forgotten green poster,
erased those smudges of tainted grime
that collect between the cracks,
and blurred its character into the foreground
filing away at all the rough edges.
A grainy dissolution of time corroded on a wall
met the glossy acid of turpentine.
She threw blobs of bright brick-red paint,
denying the wall any memories from the past.
And brought it home.
Because even though she wanted to highlight
an 'exposed brick' wall inside,
she wouldn't dare exhibit those patches of shame.