Rothko No.3

J.F. Merifield

how concrete
a windowless room
can press the walls

so we lay
ourselves down
within the red

spread canvas
and imagine
the moon

a salt stain
half washed out
in an endless sky

to escape
the weight of what hangs
before us

J.F. Merifield

J.F. Merifield, a poet living in northwestern Montana with a MFA from George Mason University, has work published in Verse, Rust & Moth, The Innerloop, Miles To Go, and Proost.

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