Painting Hour

Colors combine together into darkness

My brush coats the canvas

Deep blues

Dark purples and reds

I attempt to recreate the feeling of darkness 

The feeling of clouds losing coverage and dark moonlight creeping in

Windows reflecting car lights driving by 

When the sun fades past view 

When the stars emerge and layer light with the moon 

The gentle cool breeze whisks away mosquitoes and brings in bats - taking away diurnal birds 

When the sheets of beds rustle 

Feeling the feet that touch to settle the cold

The lights turned off 

The dog asleep

Breathing gentle and rhythmic 

I don’t believe I can get it right. 

Posted in response to the challenge Mark Bradford.



17 years old

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