Paintings in the Local Art Exhibition

Paintings in the Local Art Exhibition

1. ‘White Poppies’

Look at them,
crowding from the frame
like girls in Communion frocks
who wait for the photographer
to pose them,
drop the shutter’s blade,
fix them in their purity.

Already a red spot
on the corner of the glass —

the Wolf loves innocence.

2. ‘Single Red Poppy’

Dark gape of throat,
blood on the canvas.

People are skirting it,
eyes lowered.

Wolf is in the corner,
wiping a long tongue round his teeth.

Gill McEvoy

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