Sure

My art has been in my head more than in my hands these days Grabbing a handful of kentucky bluegrass winding through the stick trellis I notice a vine that meanders into the green with red veins The urge to pull falters as I cultivate another found plant for my ever expanding cottage garden Of…

Attempt

To make the casting mold I mixed 1/4 container of water to plaster that is added until the solution is super saturated, the plaster floats on the surface I poured the plaster into an old wire grinder plastic container and let it dry I carved the dry mold pressed clay into it to check for…

Untethered Unfettered

Untethered, my brain hears things it should not hear my submersion into a pillow under the sheets sounds like I'm hearing inside my body rather than without. Untethered, my brain lets me see my painless ocular migraine while my eyes are closed. It's like watching an electrical storm in reverse, pulsing flashing darkness on a…

Now I celebrate

Tofutti peanut butter chocolate syrup A sleeping, walking child she took four steps today I completed my sonnet I completed my collage I walked outside in the daytime and didn't have a panic attack. We buy our house tomorrow I will have a studio again I will have peace again I'm not running away, I'm…

The Craving

I needed that jack. It needed me. IT called to me. It's like grocery shopping when you're hungry: a bad idea. I went into the store looking for nitrile gloves. I've been working with plaster and my hands ache like sandpaper. I grabbed a sales person. We wandered the aisles looking for blue, purple, black…