portion of Joseph R. Trombatore's artwork

Camille on Her Deathbed
Claude Monet, 1879

Joseph R. Trombatore

The Dr. always showed up with dirty hands
during tea
things would move about his beard
ever so slightly

Tall rooms were fed with gold colored
paisley draped over chairs, bowl of goldfish
on the parlor table

His black bag bulged with cold instruments
bloody rags
from tenement, to a distant neighbor's

The boys were outside, swimming like hungry
bees in pollen
Father was steadying his easel inside; tubes
of colors swirling

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