Artist Laureate of Mykanos

her adopted town floats above the canvas

Windmills dance on the hills
church domes and white houses
rebound light across the narrow lanes

Ships bob on the bluest water
watched by pink pelican and faithful dog

In her pictures, handsome Greek men
work the boats and bars

Forty years from Boston town
she knows too much of these men
but the island nights get cold

Her art raised their two children
it cost a lot

But to marry one of these
patriarchetypical sons of pirates
would have cost more soul
than this artist or her art would pay