The Dreamer 
9" x 12" mixed media on canvas panel


Cyanide Dreams

Discarded light across a smoky mirror,
illuminating Reality in a portrait
of color splashed and stroked
by her shaking paintbrush

Her painting presses into memory,
where nighttime canvases absorb
hues of fear in vibrant strokes
from a subconscious muse

 And that muse is a Shadow
making infantile sketches amid
a chorus of perfectionist executioners
with an appetite for cyanide dreams.