In residence

His singular trick
or method
is to let things rot.

He allows or forces
the days to do his work
for him.

And so what you see
is the evidence of patience
wielded like stick or brush.

A dead fish
is left precisely
in one place.

A globe
is put on a table
out in the rain.

And then the time
goes by intent
upon its work.

While the man
(eventually an artist)