Poems of the Week

Limbo Dodging

by Julia Griffin

“Man injures himself falling into a black hole art installation that doesn’t look like a hole at all
… The 1992 installation, a creation by Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor named ‘Descent into Limbo,’ appears to have no depth due to the extremely black paint it is coated in.”—ABC News

Don’t think a hole is just a lack;
Kapoor has painted this one black:
The sort of paradox that floors
Art less capacious than Kapoor’s.
Although it gleams like solid paint,
Experience reveals it ain’t;
So careful where you put your foot!
Don’t blame Kapoor when it’s kaput.