maria barnas
poetry

DERELICT DAYS
MAASVLAKTE 02 

TO ARRANGE OBJECTS IN A PERSPECTIVE PICTURE
  SO THEY ARE ALL FULLY VISIBLE FROM A SINGLE SPOT
ONE MUST RECONFIGURE THEM IN TWO WAYS. 

WATERWAYS AND DERELICT DAYS
  BRING MOVABLE OBJECTS
THAT NEED TO BE SEPARATED STRAIGHT AWAY.

SECONDLY, THE PERSPECTIVE BOX MUST BE ARRANGED
  SO THAT RECEDING LINES DO NOT OCCLUDE
ONE ANOTHER AT ODD ANGLES.

I DRAW A HORIZON ACROSS THE SKY, CIRCLE CLOUDS
  WITH AN OUTSTRETCHED FINGER TO MARK ONE, TWO
VANISHING POINTS. THEY SHOULD BE ATTACHED

BUT THEY HOVER AND DRAG
  THE CORNERS OF OUR HOUSE, STRETCHING THEM
FAR APART TO CONSTRUCT UNLIKELY BUILDINGS.

WE STAND ON THESE DRAWINGS
  AND LET A LANDSCAPE GO BY, TILT CONTAINERS
AT ODD ANGLES, SUPPORTING A STARK SKY.