By abstracts, still lifes
landscape scenes

onlookers pace
canvassing art
for newness, truths
amusements, beauties
questions or proofs

while I, the portrait incomplete
observe the show with sketchy eyes:

how each must enter, wend, disband.

Wall to hall, what frames it all?
At night I try to understand.

Exhibition © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 8, 2020

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