Artist As Witness

Entry by: writerGAKBUVWUMQ

19th June 2015
Artist As Witness

I am the artist of the work which is my life.
Aloof, I see all things and all aspects.
I move my piece around the board,
until body and soul coalesce to make
an expression with some substance;

I am the witness of the emptiness of 5pm;
the station where goods trains of 100 trucks
rattle on through, like industrial ghosts;
the home of tortured argument.

As artist and witness now I lie
and tell myself there's no tomorrow.