- Vol. 10
- Chapter 05
Image by Adriaen van Utrecht/Rijksmuseum
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.