the painter in the dark

a grumbling mind
a dirty muse
forgotten wine
a damp cellar

January light velvet mouth
lost years
a future uncertain and
a swan’s nose

photos from the Nineties
metro down
the gas off
a civil war

moral apostles
with shady news
fiber high speed
electricity out

oily hands wipe away
some bad strokes
and cold ashes fall of the

a young mind
but broken mirrors
scars of the studio
hundreds of paintings

old problems an open sea
waves of memories
darkening days
a silent weep

3.2.2017 Tbilisi