Tea Buying

painting Hodgkins paints the frame

Where have you gone?
I lie about wondering
how Hodgkin thought
to paint the frames, too.

Where did you go when
you went to buy tea? I
painted a new painting:
“Woman Adrift at Lake”.

It is half past night as I
hear your key in the door,
a broad smile on your
face left there by a
memory of buying tea.

*Photo: gagosian.com