Blood on the Paintwork
“Blood on the Paintwork” oil on paper, 17 x 23.
He will not ring the doorbell;
Instead he scrapes with his fingers
Leaving blood on the paintwork,
Though primroses grow
In circles round his feet.
You do not want to let him in.
You are very busy.
It is late, or early, and besides…
You cannot look at him straight
Because he makes you want to cry.
Your dog barks;
The wild god smiles.
He holds out his hand and
The dog licks his wounds,
Then leads him inside.
-from Sometimes a Wild God by Tom Hirons
This piece is sold unframed. It will be shipped rolled in a tube, carefully packaged in mostly repurposed shipping materials.
This item is an original work of art. Copyright owned by Lola Jovan.