Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Painting

By Jen Hunt

By the time the painting comes

I had put on layaway

The painting I had so much fun saving for

selling for

hawking for

releasing for

by the time the painting comes

the painting of the tree looking from the roots up

that I was so sad when I thought it had burned in the fire

with all the other paintings my friend had done

(but it, being elsewhere, had been spared)

when the painting comes

and it’s coming sooner than I ever thought it would

when the painting comes

I don’t know if I will have a space to hang it


because my house is now so deliciously

empty and free