No one in the living room.
The cat went out to spy the moon.
Ravel is filling the air.
On a tray a Royal Riviera pear


waves kisses
to a Chabaud mixture bouquet.
It' s time for the perfumes ballet


-in white,red, shades of pink tutu,
carnations do pirouettes to woo


this sublime fruit of France;

the air can feel their dance.
Blushing, the pear gives them a glance -
inflamed buds embrace it in a spicy fragrance.


The living room is floating on air.
Imagine, a cultivated vegetal love affair.


Still life with flowers and pear?!



Elena Malec, California 1997