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Jeremy De La Rosa

Jeremy De La Rosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walls Confess

after Edward Hopper’s painting
Room In New York

They sit in the front parlor each afternoon,
below carefully curated art–

realistic pieces, industrial scenes–things she
hates but will never tell him.

She plays his favorite tunes on the piano, hoping
he will straighten his back, and look up–

he has no mind for posture in his own home,
hunched over his paper, relaxed.

Sometimes, she watches the maids work,
envying them, how they hum softly, then leave.

Edward Hopper, Room In New York, Oil On Canvas, 1932, in the F. M. Hall Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Edward Hopper, Room In New York, Oil On Canvas, 1932, in the F. M. Hall Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln