Creative Future, a local charity that works with marginalized and disabled writers ran a creative writing course at Brighton Museum in January. The following piece is one of the many great pieces of writing that came out of the course. More of the participants’ work can be read in the pamphlet Museum Tales on sale now at the Brighton Museum shop, price £5.
Creative Future run the creative writing workshops in partnership with Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Sweet trees with fluorescent fruit:
Wherefore art thou framed in the background?
But mere adornment to a bloodied street and red framed house
And I don’t know what!
The red-squared mind betwixt has placed you there,
Unable to creep or lean to a more a central placing
Without the angled diversion of the night
Gross is this lashing of paint when but a lick was needed
Or a scythe to give what-for the lashing had ceded.
Draw me in with peacock feathers and pigeon plumage
But force me not to an apparition by a bleak bleak blue
When dear sweet tree the picture should be only of you.