My sister Tami, inspired by some freelance work she did for Extreme Makeover Home Edition's forthcoming season premiere, has started a new graphic design business, Poppy Copy and Design www.poppycopyanddesign.com. So I sent her my poppy poem.
Photograph of Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny at the BMA
A black and white of her between the piece
and him. He must've taken it from his hip,
a click before a guard could see the flash.
Monet is more a blur than usual.
Details that aren't there aren't even there.
Her face is half exposed. Her left hand's thumb
and fingers are extended out. She feels
the texture of the painting through the air--
like how you'd feel a lover's hand when pressed
against the subway glass before you pull
away. But still, despite the black and white
and out of focusness, despite Monet's
technique and the photographer's improv,
the poppy field shines through and tints her cheek.