The Pioneer

by Serena Cooke

He sweeps his instrument in a pendulum motion
Over his fresh canvas
The Pioneer’s tool trails and bequeaths
Inky black, smooth as fine silk
Glossy and polished like a feather of a crow
He dabs lapis lazuli, raw and impure
Accompanied by a symphony
Of burnt roses with a magnificent glow
And intense luminosity
He takes up his next device and daubed in white
He pulls back the bristles and

Releases

……The blobs of pearl

…………………………………splatters

….all
………………over

to create a show of brilliance
…………………………….incandescence
blots……………………………………of accidental art

………a fortuitous encounter

like a stain of goodness
………………………….Cleansing the darkness

……………………………………………………Ridding it

of vanity…………………opalescence

…………………………………..milky iridescence

illuminating the Pioneer’s soul
…………………………………broadening his thoughts

…………….expanding his accomplishment

enhancing his creativity that doesn’t stand still

……….Light Balls
………………….Balls of Light

…………………………………..made in his own image

Radiating his wholesomeness