Our Lady of Yanco
rendered in concrete
stands serenely in a block of the same stuff
inside the sheltering niche of an upended bathtub.
She was built to last – her salmon drapery applied
over two consecutive weekends
to ensure the undercoat dried completely
before the laying on of her blue mantel
in All Weather Exterior.
She’s only faded slightly since then
mostly in the face.
Who could be blamed
for closing their eyes
to the rippling convection
of such Summer sun?
- Benjamin Dodds 2012