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September 23, 2022 by The Citron Review
by Judith Fox
after the installation Ttéia 1, C by Lygia Pape (2000/2021)
In this shaded gallery half-world,
bands of silver threads
are nailed and strung
from floor to ceiling.
Metallic webs of slanting shapes
fade to shadows,
and trans-shaping under artful lights even gods would covet.
I want the guard to look away,
turn his face to the wall
so I might learn with the friction ridge of my fingertips
how wires, pinned and fixed,
Judith Fox started writing poetry after the spare text she wrote for her photography book, I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer’s rekindled a life-long love of poetry. She is a finalist for BLR’s spring 2022 poetry prize and her poems are in journals including Sugar House Review, Off the Coast, Innisfree Poetry Journal and Typehouse Literary Magazine. Fox is also a fine art photographer; her work is in numerous museum collections.