Gallery Ping Pong, Malmö, Sweden 2019.

"Ten Seconds of  Forever"                                                                    All paintings 81x90 cm or 90x81 cm

(Robert Calvert)

In the tenth second of forever, I thought of the
Sea and a white yacht drifting...

In the ninth second of forever, I thought of a
Leaf, a stone, the plastic fragment of a child's
Toy...

In the eighth second of forever, I remembered a
Warm room where voices played... 

In the seventh second of forever, I thought of
The life I would not lead...

In the sixth second of forever, I saw your mouth
Whispering something I could not hear... 

In the fifth second of forever, I thought of
The vermilion deserts of Mars, the jeweled
Forests of Venus...

In the fourth second of forever, I could
Remember nothing that I did not love...

In the third second of forever, I thought
Of rain against a window and I thought of
The wind... 

In the second second of forever, I thought
Of a pair of broken shades lying on the
Tarmac...

In the first and final second of forever, I
Thought of the long past that had led to
Now and never... Never... Never... Never...