As If About a Painting

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takes many steps to top this mountain

as if Olympus
 Painting Fang Zhaolin                       
a prickly pine’s upon one nub
as if Zeus
            
pagoda   house   shed 
as if Many Mansions
            
sky  sun   red
some blue 

as if Noon
            
some on steps are climbing
as if To move
            
Japanese calligraphy top right 
as if A thought balloon

each stone makes this mountain higher
as if  But no problem    nihil est 

as if
A scene of sheer improbable

as if
It’s just Imagination I guess

Jim Culleny
1/24/18