Mandala, 12x12" Approx. Geometric Abstract Design by Ruth Zachary.
Artist at Midnight
The rain-glazed pavement is black obsidian
catching light, capturing excitement.
Driven, the man sees in the shards of rain,
splintering glass, lights probing darkness,
shattering the night.
His windshield is his easel
a portal for designing windows,
for shaping irregular fragments into a whole.
He scarcely feels the steering wheel
or hears the grind of tires on pavement,
cutting double lines along wet asphalt,
splitting the road in half at its center.
He feels instead, the tactile sense
of curved ribbons of glass yielding
to the delicate pressure of his hands.
The heat of his will fuses it together in his mind.
a whole, luminous web, enhancing light.
Heavy leading binds the parts, but
he thinks not of its weight, but of its strength,
as the headlights come to rest at his studio door.