Don’t look now, but there’s a painting
Hanging over your left shoulder.
Works of art are stealthy like that.
This one’s kind of blurry. Don’t look!
It’s a little bit ominous.
It’s been painted into a box
Instead of on canvas and frame.
It’s mostly black and green, wispy
White almost like waterfall mist
In the middle, and the mist is
Tumbling with kanji characters,
Disconnected and faint but there.
The painting’s trying to whisper
Something in your ear. Don’t listen!