I went to see some abstract art at SOMA.
A huge tan canvas
caught my eye
full of angry looking black strokes.
A brush used like a knife
slashing the surface
no staying within the lines here.
I felt a turmoil from it
which I couldn’t put it into words.
The blank spaces within the artwork
trapped, then set free
yet seeking escape from the stark controlling lines.
What the artist couldn’t put into the painting
was plainly there to feel.