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   o c e a n    p a r k    n o.    4 5

--- S H A R O N   D O L I N

When I arrive at the idea, the picture is done, said Diebenkorn.

What if the color is so saturated with arrivals it undoes doing-

ideas-completions-ice-blue panels cooling our forehead. No coincidence

is replicable when the idea is a closed line I cross the border

into (you have no idea, that's the idea) an early spring field of young grass blades

the line between being green and seeming green

is a line--there stands a whitewashed barn

of sun-bleached planks leading to a song (is color idea or means--or ideal means)

of buttercups ruled out despite this departure

into frank curvature of flowers.

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