#4 Ekphrastic Poem (based on art)
Subject: The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali (y'know, the painting with the desert and the melting clocks)
Carry on, you queens of time
in realms of dreams
and skies of brine.
Don’t languish here to pass the day,
as colors fade
and melt away.
Just carry on, all warped and bent,
a mere mirage
with nothing meant.
Stay not long, for the sun is bright,
and all fabric will fray
ere the coming of night.