Stark Raving Sanity

Five abstracts inspired by Mark Rothko
by Richard Denner


i

“O, God, let me out of this world; I can’t live like this, hurting the one I
love.”

ii

yellow
>>>>>>red
>>>>>>>>>>>and red

a gesture of friendship
something
in lieu

of taking a trip
or going for a walk
with you

iii

two crash dummies
what>>>>>>>>we
feel>>>>>>>about
>>>>courage
>>>>dignity
>>>>>>>>>>and
>>>>>>>>>death

iv

a suit coat neatly hung on
a kitchen chair before
a black canvas against
a white wall (prepositional)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>exit stage right

something gone
and then its value
resonates

v

a wonderful moment
transported from doubt to joy

m>i>r>a>c>l>e>m>a>g>i>c
h>>>>>o>>>>>>P>>>>>e
e>>>c>>s>>>t>>a>>c>>>y

oblivion
caught off balance
>>>>>>>>>can you feel the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>impact?


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