For —

I stand facing the painting
a blank grey-white canvas pulled taut
seven slits sliced through

and between slits canvas bulging
forming ridges pulling each slit to its neighbour
tension caught between slits and canvas

inside and out
and don't reach for excuse
as I find I am interrupted

and not because I can't add to the work
the space so great between us
but because the space closes as I realize this:

I find with you with me
that I forget myself with delight
carried along

through stories European countries
what you plan to do
you pull something of my life apart

without disruption.

Note: The painting is Concetto speziale/ Attese (Spatial Concept/ Waiting) 1961 by Lucio Fontana