This is a commission for
painters of condemned office buildings,
rusting fire escapes on one side
twisted spines that remind you of dinosaur bones

Here is a call for
photographs of bus stop benches
not the cheesy advertisements,
but the riders, worn out and impatient
fingers wrapped around plastic bags of poverty

Please send me a sculpture based on Winter
an icicle would be too obvious
a variation on potholes would be better

This is a commission for painters of:
every day life
routine people moving in and out of crowds
none of them special, all of them unique.