Thursday, January 28, 2016

cartology


skin
carries the geography of significance, love & nature
to compare, define & ascend
how to you erase the trail of a touch ?
the cut of the movement of realization
the tracks of the spark & the knowing ?
... a path, a mark, a line, a pull - a scar
how is it that the grey, snow & bite of winter make it deeper
still & dry
there is an ache for the melt & a return of warm winds
to round the edges, shift the foundation
draw the map
trace the contours of connection with a sharp pencil of redwood
shade with pearl
color the valleys in myrtle & emerald
consider the water & outline it's phenomenology in blue
leave space
acknowledge the groove

3 comments:

  1. I have never thought of skin this way before. Marvelous recognition of what we indwell and what shows on the surface.

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  2. Thank you, thank you Niamh …

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