Gina’s picture Lidl Bag, from the series Objects of Colors, appears in Alexandra Loske’s latest publication Languages of Colour, along with Kay Syrad’s poem of the same name.
The Frogmore Press
A wild bush, a wreck in the prairie,
roots strewn like raked hair, or rope;
a red plastic can (unknown) (mute), and
the white Lidl bag with its yellow sun;
white stones on sand, hard and dry;
a layered sky with flying grey clouds
beneath puff white; light refracting
on red hidden in the bush; the shimmer
of reeds, line of light cutting behind
(is it an island?)—and she exploits colour
while I remember my thirst for a pure,
absolute red, my fear when I find it –
its prismatic origin, the way it harbours,
ingests, breaks all known colours.