Not A Studio by Jonathan Beale

…after Stephen Romer

It wasn’t really a studio –
Just a corner in a big house
Where stood a broken easel
Supported by dusty old
paint splattered encyclopaedias’
a mass of different paint –tins
of type – colour –
this world is undefinable
by form representation
lay broken in fragments
on the floor
it was always cold in that corner
“it had to be” she’d say –
“too much comfort leads no where.”
To me this strange meeting point
I’d never understand nor wanted to.
I’d watch her create – this creature create
As (being privileged) I’d watch another world
Through the eyes of David Attenbourgh  –
This place was not a studio
If not, what then?

Jonathan Beale
Jonathan Beale has poems published in Penwood Review, Danse Macabre, Poetic Diversity, Down in the Dirt, Mad Swirl, Deadsnakes, Bitchin Kitsch, Pyrokinection, Ygdrasil, Van Gogh’s Ear, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Jawline Review, Bluepepper, Jellyfish Whispers, The Outsider, and Yellow Mama. His work has appeared in such books as ‘Drowning’ (Scar publications) and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications). He is currently working on his second volume. His first collection of poetry ‘The Destinations of Raxiera’ is published by Hammer & Anvil. He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College London and lives in Surrey England.

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