Acrylic painting The Thaw by KELLY LEICHERT

The Thaw

acrylic on Arches paper
20 x 30


The Thaw
The winter is endless
a place of no rest 
the drifting and freezing
into solid solitude 

The ice is thickening
this weight on water
a floating and waiting 
for that thaw

The silence is cracking
a violence in motion
the separating and breaking
into slow echoes

of youth
of truth
of hope
so. to know 

the sky is lying 
a denying greyness
the warming and flowing
into springs and summers

verse by Kelly Leichert

May 21, 2020