An Example of Using the Sfumato Technique Applied to a Girlfriend’s Work Christmas Party

Apricot n’ copper sea glass lampshade

with enough light to hint at the mellow buzz

Left by the barrels of red wine, the

Wood wrung onto a group of Maenad’s

Dark hair, the men getting drunk off the aroma.

 

Inspired by the bitters and gin

The brain becomes an unreliable narrator,

And the lentils from the stew

Do little to stop the infectious warmth

Of a cozy house with all its cedar exposed.

 

The fellow to the left was a model

For local lesbian’s nude paintings,

But he makes pizzas by day.

He is a role model for all

Who wish to pick their words carefully.

 

Then, the cave man and his painted lady,

He looked so surprised to see his art

Spring from the cave walls and dance

In the firelight. Even more surprising,

His skills as a painter.

 

Out-of-place high school girl,

Sitting too straight to seem casual

Couldn’t help but imbibe

The smoky air and conversation,

An early liver poisoning.

 

Our host has blue hair and crow’s feet

And shills energy to any who get close.

Her eyes feel the same way Cassatt’s

Woman in a Red Bodice and her Child

Do. The maternal minus the invasive.

 

The corner pair may live life without care

For they are guided by the Magi.

I suppose its envy I feel towards them,

To be so confident in your god,

Well, that must be an epiphany.

 

My girl looks like she feels out of place

Mostly since she hates the idea of her

Own success. I love her for that,

If only since it gives me someone

To spew reckless ideology to.

 

Apricot n’ copper sea glass lampshade

with enough light to hint at the mellow buzz

Left by the barrels of red wine, the

Wood wrung onto a group of Maenad’s

Dark hair, the men getting drunk off the aroma.

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