Acrobatics

Acrobatics

When I think of Pollock’s
‘Number One’ I think
of Frank O’Hara’s digression
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both are balancing acts
on a tightrope
and in Pollock one sees
the twisted narrative
almost impossible
to unravel as he tiptoes
across the ravine
on a perfect day for it
as Frank writes :
warm for winter

cold for fall—
do you see ?

John Lyons