Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan
publication date 2/8/1982


Gretchen Johnsen

The past is tapestry. It never fails
its conservation, bright vermilion berries
and the soft dun beast, the unexpected horn.
The threads have found their way. I see
the fabric in my sleep, dream damask gardens
stitched and silent. Men and women wait.
My finger, pricked, signs scarlet on the cloth.