#NaPoWriMo Day 9 – 3 Poems While Watching ‘Pollock’

“Mural on Indian Red Ground” (1950)
by Jackson Pollock
Making love
was crimson splatters
on a black and white
checkered canvas
Violent magenta
behind closed eyes
and fine lines
no longer existing
I don’t remember
side effects
or if there was a
difference between
an unmedicated me
and the turbulent
pool I was
swimming through
Screaming artists,
passionate vibrations
paint the insides of skulls
and mark the blank walls
with a mural of a dream
I had before I met you
before it became
an abstract nightmare
© Jennifer Patino (2017)
* Note: Today, I watched one of my favorite movies, Pollock, a biopic of the life of Jackson Pollock. It was directed by Ed Harris who also plays him. These poems came to me very quickly. They’re a mixture of scenes from the film and from my own life and I feel I blended them together pretty well. I was surprised to find that each one was exactly 8 lines even after editing. Today’s optional prompt from www.napowrimo.net is to write a 9 line poem and well, either I’m a rebel or just always falling short. Whatever works. 😛 I hope you enjoyed!

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