Ode to Dead Gila
did you forget to look twice before crossing the road?
For some transgressions, there is no forgiveness,
and I will never see you again.
But our Mother loves you
and has made you a grave of sunlight and flower petals.
blooms pointing the way home
for a bird's heart
into the seamless blue.
Images from my last trip out to Cave Creek, Arizona. A Gila Woodpecker lying on the side of the road amoung dried yellow flower petals. Nearby prickly pear cactus were fruiting and blooming. The sky, as always, an intense unbroken blue.
The painting is approximately 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed matboard, in an 8" x 10" cream colored mat, unframed, shipped to you directly by the artist. The title and prose that appear above are handwritten on the back of the painting. The painting is also signed and dated on the back.