the language
of the finest wool
 and metaphors
splashed throughout
as vivid colors
of sky white
cobalt blue
and blood red
 while its opaque
meaning is well-
hidden in an
abstract motif
 but that sheen
—what a sheen!

Selected byNolcha Fox
Image credit:Lida Sahafzadeh

About the Author: Michael Acker lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has lived in various parts of the world; his early education was in German and French(Munich, Germany).  Mike enjoys writing short poetry, especially with the intent of exploring the possibilities latent in a single image.