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Wanting Less

Karen Braucher

Eleven empty easels sit in a room without
abstract paintings or collages. Let's be
this large empty room painted white
with a shellacked wooden floor. A room
of silence, naked and wanton. A life
without more hiatus. That moment of
vacuum, timeless. Let's be
rivers that run through the middle of houses.
Upwards light buoys us
to surge through cities of clouds, a place
never dreamed, realms of noble terror
and delight where we become brushstrokes.

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"Wanting Less" from Sending Messages Over Inconceivable Distances. Copyright © 2000 by Karen Braucher. Reprinted with permission of the author.


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