sitting & staring once again

faced with a petrifying whiteness

that spreads out before me

the boundless potentiality

tapped only to the depths of my resolve

deep breath – eyes closed for a moment –

music lulling in a background a familiar

unhummable tune

and plunge

into the icy water of the unknowable

snap off paint tubes' caps

like callous bone crack

mixing element with emotion

for that certain shade of mind

and brandishing

and forcing myself through the bristles

breathless marks

unrepentant on the

wistful blankness

of that vibrant virgin canvas