Aesthetic Contemplation

This guy's going on and on to a woman (his girlfriend? Maybe)
About the painting which hangs on the wall in front of us.
It's a Rothko. As such, it's incredibly dull, decorative, really,
Not about anything. Nevertheless, he explains its significance.
She is impassive, not clearly impressed, but also not irritated
Or bored. I like her dark hair and her elegant clothes,
Her bright red lipstick, and lifeless brown eyes.
She's decorative, really. She doesn't mean anything.
Still, if I was given the choice, I'd let the Rothko keep
Hanging here, and carry that woman back home.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-11-03 at 22:22

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Love this and what it is revealing. Those dead eyes of hers say so much about the situation while he drones on and on about the painting. Much to consider...

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I would think she would be better company than the painting.
Good choice and a fun poem.