December 13, 2007


(from notes taken at an exhibit in September 1997 at the Metropolitan Museum of Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of Georgia O’Keefe)

Georgia O’Keefe’s hands
with a thimble
pinching cloth
into vaginas

hands like flowers
her fingers are petals
her wrist the stem

against her car
her hands like
curved chrome
framing black tires

lined knuckles
holding a corncob

smooth woman hands
against tree bark

one where she works
peeling vegetables