Minding the Gaps

A shadow land winks.

mouse on green grass

Even as the tutued dancer balances on a tightrope of sidewalk cracks, minding the squirrel’s tail, a careworn mutt holds up his end of the line in unfashionable duty, watching out. Elsewhere, a grade-school gremlin sneaks a bite of manhole cover between meals. Later, a mouse in PJs reads Proust in the lost light of a terracotta pot, and from the oldest brick wall in town, the youngest new dragon peeks from a weep hole by the light of a small flame at the end of her tail. It becomes clear that a penguin of unknown origin has led a young hedgehog through the end of the garden hose, into the South entrance of the tot lot on Broadway, and there’s no putting them back now. In related news, another pig is flying, on wings transplanted from the rescued organs of books. 


Inspired by this article in My Modern Met: Street Artist Turns Entire City Into His Personal Canvas With Whimsical Chalk Drawings which features the work of David Zinn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

4 thoughts on “Minding the Gaps”

    1. Jeff, I am so glad you enjoyed them. My favorite art is so often the surprise kind.

  1. This is just the most enjoyable post! Wonderful. I love the amazing artwork. I tried to pick out my favourite piece but was too spoilt for choice. However, I think if I had to choose one, it would be the [baby] dragon climbing out of the hole in the paving.

    1. Thanks, Ellie! I think that little dragon is my favorite, too. Must be the cat-like sense of mischief : )

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