Cami Nelson

The Red Effect

                        As totally pure colors, only yellow and blue can 
                        be perceived by us without being reminiscent of 
                        something else.

                                —J.W. von Goethe

At the end of certain oils, (pastel).

Her equations remain
diagrams of dance
                                                French and depression
                                                    hip hop and loss
something with a beat
the size of Israel’s            [_____________________________]
                                                 wrestle with the angel

her angel is a dead possum
in the middle of the road

At the end of certain oils, pastel!
If the swing of an apex came to its opening:

they found each other eager as the drain

( O O O O O )

pulling paint
to the center
landscape neon