• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 02
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Artificial Sky

Cotton clouds suspended
on fishing line against painted cardboard sky
over bottles cleverly white-washed on inside,
capped with bright red warnings⁠—all is not
as it seems.
What hell of advertising created this array?
Is it that hard to photograph real clouds?
Real milk? Real sky?
Or is it an alternate universe where unreal is real?
Or is it our world where now what is wholly artifice
is preferred to the truth of what is real?