What Are You Working On?
by Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Suspended from the ceiling
Above a work table,
A solitary bulb dangles like
A hangman’s noose.
The artist steps back
To admire his work –
Patches of white, black,
Red, yellow, and brown
Intricately stitched together –
An integumentary tapestry
Of human suffering.
© 2004 Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a scribble junkie whose
other addictions include coffee, cheesecake, and B movies. His works
have appeared in The Blackest Death Vol I
anthology, the chapbook Broken Mirrors, and the
scifaiku collection Random Planets. In addition,
his writings have been published in the likes of Dark
Corners, Lunatic Chameleon, Scifaikuest, Beyond Centauri, Electric
Velocipede, Dark Animus, Scared Naked, and Just
Weird Enough. Aurelio lives in Iloilo City, Philippines.
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