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A Complicated Story
Oil on Canvas 2011
Private Collection –

Inspired by the words of this magical poem

“A Simply Complicated Story”

Wading through the forest

one sunny night,
I spy a flower hiding
in broad daylight.

It’s petals of satin
were roughly adorned
in brilliant new velvet
all tattered and worn.

It’s stem rigid and straight
as a crooked mountain trail,
with a posture so curved
it stood proud and prevailed.

This perfectly imperfect
vision reflected,
the thoughts i have thought
of hearts resurrected.

A winding, long journey
of trying to find
a life yet ahead
and so far behind.

With roots that run deep
and life giving air,
leading to needing
you always be near.


S.P. Hook