Depth of Field

Cerulean blue wash
a sky without atmospheric effects.
Close-up of jetty pink granite,
embedded black flecks
translucent chips.
Pearl suds on wave
cusps at low tide
seaweed anklets, ribbed sands
fish scale, shell fragments.

Paint blotches seeping through the backside
of unprimed canvas.

The dark, shapeless infinite out of focus
in the background of a photograph.

Kenneth Alewine is a doctoral student at the Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Later this fall he will be traveling to Romania to give a presentation on melancholia and music visualization. His scholarly interests include music and voice hearing, art and medicine, illness narratives, and computer music. His poems have appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly, UCity Review, Psychic Meatloaf and elsewhere. Kenneth is a multimedia designer and composes electronic music. He is also building a virtual synthesizer using a visual programming language.

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