Poetry Reading at the Antipodes Bookstore
Butter, daffodil, taupe, tan, sand, khaki to verdigris: words that are
Washes of notes, slurred on a stave of hours, of slurred hours.
Here I can move not alone through smut and honey toward art.
Other kinds of hours wait for us outside the bookstore
Like toughs waiting after school.
This, here, is the real hardship and the real adventure.
Houses, apartments, garages are studios.
It is you who are the bohemian now.
This is your only Paris,
These lewd Hamilton streets your Alexandria,
These are the ateliers and this is the cafe of the artists.
Paul Anthony Hutchinson
Published in the Broadway Review.