• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 05


By unbroken bread and uncorked wine,
unpeeled apples, and ripened peaches,
the scene is set by a starched cotton curtain.

A cultural display, a material display.
An unnatural setting presenting dead nature,
inanimate objects staged for prosperity.

Whilst a wistful lapdog wakes
and watches, ponders still life,
an ape succumbs to winking berries.