Sarah Brown Weitzman, “Geometry of Denial”

From a flat landscape
of ruler-straight roads and canals,
tulips and brute winds,
Mondrian abandoned green
for this taming of the vertical
over the horizontal
a balance of oppositions
where primary colors behave
with calibrated calm.

But chaos held down
is not denied.
Through these grids
like windows
no trace of nature
except the nature of Nature:
red as lust, yellow as greed,
blue as cruelty and
the black and white of ignorance.

 

 

 

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