Sunday, December 1, 2013

Chaotic Grace

(the first moments when learning to skate)

Collect the coat

Cover the head
Circle the scarf
Cinch the laces
Clean the blades 

Clatter to the edge 
Clasp the other 
Creep and tilt 

Compassion’s hand 
Cotton-like voice 
Corrals hope 
Compels to try 
Chaotic grace. 

(First Skate – water color, gouache and ink on paper
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