from Close Your Eyes
Close your eyes. There’s a silver net in front of a black world. Purple
flowers grow in the black . A horizontal bar of light crosses the black .
Silver stalks grow out of the black earth. Light. Just light. A flower of light in
the very middle of the black .
Thin silver waterfalls spill over a black cliff. Light bleeds out of the lower
left . The sun shines through an orange mist in the upper right.
Silver leaves rise in a slow fountain. Many silver planets
twinkle. Purple flowers rise out of sight. A silver tree soars down, then up.
Black bats scatter the silver.
Green lily pads with pale yellow flowers cover the surface.
Something blinding enters from the upper right. A silver horizontal bar
rises, pulsating. Something blinding from the upper right.
The sun, at the other end of a valley, shines in my eyes.
An orange mountain grows in the middle of this red world. The mast of a
sailboat rises against the orange sunset. Yellow invades the orange from the
upper left—and is repelled. A whiter light shines from the top of the world.
Bright yellow wings. (There is a storm in the world, wind blowing the grasses,
grasses we’ll never see, because we could become sick in them .)
This silver, this muddy silver. Red muddies silver. The red wears away
The sun is beyond . It’s dangerous to look at the sun with your eyes closed.
Pure orange, beyond description. A black pyramid. A purple pyramid
dissolves in the orange. It turns into a hat. A fat yellow arrow points to the
upper right, rises out of sight. Clouds of orange.
Pale yellow, the yellow of chickens, with blood vessels showing right below
And now a lime-green flower blooms, it turns yellow .
And now the purple triangle turns into a church, becomes misty,
fuzzy, like Monet’s Rouen, enlarging
A purple dog looks down on me, disappears
Two specks, not obviously a pair, float in the orange water, the sea of fire
. The orange rose is a fireball. The orange fireball is a
The world is gold afternoon sunlight on the ocean.
Flakes of light fall like snow. It’s
snowing flakes of light. The flakes slow .
The lightfall lightens.
The world is white. The world is maroon, with a single black speck in the
middle. The world is white. The world is maroon, with a pair of black specks
falling. The world is white. The world is maroon, with black specks falling.
The world is white. The world is maroon. There must be something beyond
The world is black, pulsating.
The world becomes so very calm at these moments. A mysterious breeze
. The world is bright red. Are those shadows, faint black shadows? The
world is brown. Yellow invades from the upper right.
The world is white. The world is maroon. Two black specks fall, loop to the
left. Three black specks, a triangle, fall out of sight.
The world is silver mist . The world is black. A yellow
mist invades from the top left.
A black box appears in the gray mist and expands.
Three yellow candles. A black shape fails to emerge and slips off to the
right. Half a yellow arch.