Surreal Evening

Aidan Chafe

Fall 2023
We walk in an ambient dark. 
A man with his head on fire 
reads the newspaper.  A girl 
in a gas mask combs the  hair
of a one-legged doll.  A boy
with a cheesecloth  over his
head is coated  in butterflies.
Some people  will be
remembered picking  flowers.
A snail carries  a yellow
house on its back.  A robot
rides a horse across  a snowy
field. A woman holds  a giant
match like a torch  in a
cemetery of matchboxes. 
The exhibit falls asleep when 
the last custodian goes home 
like astronomers of the future 
after the final star burns out.

Monday Nov 5 2018