“Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.):
Hard Candy: Felix Gonzalez-Torres: 1991
Claire Dockery

Who knew your atoms

could taste so sweet?

that the body

whittled down

to its essence

would be sugar,

memory of touch

that consumed us?

that you comprise

me and others,

that our bones grew

as you receded,

as I forgot

your scent slowly

only for you

to swell up

among my molecules,

contagious lily field

that blooms relentless

against your absence?

that you could resurrect

yourself in our hunger?