- – after the painting by JeanPaul Mallozzi
The star on his chest.
This real star aligned with other stars that are not visible, but exist.
Behind him a drug chart establishes context.
The wolf is graying.
An analog device records a human message.
“It’s on repeat,” he thinks and smiles.
But this time it is different.
The man with the (blue) pen doodles a man in (black) ink.
The black socks strangle his calves.
On both legs, translucence.
A hand grips his ankle. The thumb traces the red line.
A signature is corporeal substance.
The rectangle was always there.