not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

thinking of Morandi's bottles (and Charles Wright)

"Our lives, it turns out, are still-lifes, glass bottles and fruit,
Dead animals, flowers, 

                                the edges of this and that
Which drop off, most often, to indeterminate vacancy.
We're beautiful, and hung up to dry...

We don't know what counts—
It's as simple as that, isn't it,
                                             we just don't know what counts."

Charles Wright
from "Body and Soul"