Stationed in the waiting room among the
Furniture, an artificial artifact stands: a tall
Brushed aluminum conical planter with a
Bunch of umbrella catchbird tree leaves
And peace lilies positioned randomly.
Molded plastic and cut marbled cloth cover
The wiry sculptural stems that construct the
Still life; the fanciful arrangement is one of
Many faux greenery strategically placed
Around the interior landscape.
A distraction, the replica flourish provides
An ulterior mindscape, which serves as a
Lure to offset the contemplation of reason--
The purpose of the scheduled appointment:
A wellness visit;
The seeking of a medical perspective, for an
Explanation of the causes that contextualize the
Nature of bodily change; and, if necessary, the
Request for a solution, a proposed cure devoid
Of metaphysical metaphor or aphorism analysis.
Prior to discussing this inevitable reality, the
Decorative artwork acts as a romantic reminder
Of existence--witnessed resonant beauty; the
Fabrication stimulates reminiscence: between
The flash and shadow, a healthy memory.