SEVEN | FALL 2017
She painted over his works because she felt he’d spent too much time in his blue period. The disemboweled female forms were barely swathed in bolts of lapis atop ecru. Draped over in wide eyes afraid— primitive empties, effigies of sad spoils. They needed their horror broken. These moments buried. Their beauty enriched with sun washed colors. Her own brush was true, as the paintings sold well. It was money she rejoiced in spending. At art auctions, she examined the subterranean canvases for original strokes, critics praised the rather childishness about his final paintings. How wonderfully derivative it all seemed.
Catherine Moore is the author of three chapbooks and the forthcoming “Ulla! Ulla!” (Main Street Rag Publishing). Her work appears in Tahoma Literary Review, Caesura, Tishman Review, Southampton Review, Still: the Journal, Mid-American Review and in various anthologies. Catherine holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and she teaches at a community college. She’s tweetable @CatPoetic.