Leo Garel

Leo Garel

You came to the Lavender

Door on Tuesdays, the

same day as my sessions, so

I skipped one form, pushed beyond

what Heiner taught me

ten years earlier.

It was your turn to

inadvertently save my

life.  Nothing

anyone else gave

or took matched the peace acquired

splashing colors on

wood, canvas.  You presented

slide shows, taught us when our work

was done, kept the mean

ogres and

real demons at bay

productively, what the pros

called late-bloom

sublimation.  But

there were no

labels at the studio

other than

next to exhibit

paintings.  Our art was

cutting edge,

pure, pushy, fun, a release,

and even

accepted during

our lifetimes.  Tears now.

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