SYNESTHESIA PT. 2 -
Feelings in Negative
“negative headspace—evil” acrylic on stretched canvas 14” x 14”
my thoughts are clouded by my ghost.
he’s old, withered, and very cold,
a curmudgeon in his soul.
the worst of evil thoughts now fill my fingers to the bone.
granules of color washed dead upon arrival,
survival’s not possible when i feel like a villain and very primal.
time to gather up the women and children and feed them to my rivals.
i’m more evil than it’s worth, you should run while you have the chance.
negative thoughts are clouding my love to dance.
the candle is unlit, it can’t move when i’m busy burning down the trees, fixed aim on the hurtful, the flame is vindictive in my hands.
this is what it looks like when i feel evil and vindictive.
my other side comes to light but is shrouded in shadow and smoke.
i feed my lungs with him. he’s addictive.
Michael Shively (or -shi.v-) is a self taught abstract/neo- expressionist artist that focuses painting with acrylic. Paintings feature heavy textures, vibrant colors, dark atmosphere, and are often made with unorthodox tools such as aluminum foil, toothbrushes, scissors, and hammers. My collection SYNESTHESIA PT. 2 - Feelings in Negative, a collection that depicts what I see when I feel certain feelings that is paired with poems, is out now!
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.