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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Gregory Stapp

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On Dali's Venus de Milo with Drawers

Drawers are more sensual than skin,
more seductive than a breast, plexus,
stomach or knee, more penetrating
than your third eye. The constant

open and close, the thrust and pull,
the potential birth of silver or brushes,
hollow want or a taste of cedar and silk,
you beckon for these. The continuous

gift of disarmed giving, though empty,
the contrast of texture, grain and felt,
brass and plaster, your somber grin
for whoever opens you again and again.